For days now I have been trying to come up with a word and while its on the tip of my tongue, it never quite comes to me. The word I am looking for describes a pattern of behavior wherein one continually repeats the same negative behavior. An example might be a woman who goes from one abusive relationship to the next because its all she knows. This would be described as her ......? Anyone? I know this word exists and that I'll know it as soon as I hear it but I just haven't been able to quite say the word aloud and even googling a variety of terms didn't get me the result I needed, so I turn to y'all instead.