After reading what you have written, under the question as well as your reply's to answers........I see red flags every where. Especially here ...........
" He does have anger issues and there's some definite bully inside him. I've noticed his mom likes to make things up and then she'll believe her own stories...so he's picked that up from her. "
The lies will never stop and the anger issues ........you may have dodged a life of drama as well as abusive tendency's because of anger issues, time progresses and you find yourself cut off from family and friends being physically abused and at the very least mentally ......
Sounds like he is trying to get sympathy from these girls. Is it just girls he talks too? And how are you coming by this information anyway? How do you know whoever told you doesn't have an ulterior motive?
Well, from my 49 year old point of view, I don't think you trust him anyway. I would check my boyfriends pages too. It is hard to move on, but you might have too.
I would think that if he was just venting, he would be talking about actual events because he wants to let out some steam. That doesn't sound like venting. Plus if you guys already cleared the air and are trying to get back together, why would he need to vent?
I would confront him about it. Never take a serious accusation 2nd hand.
People love to dodge responsibility. Did he seriously not answer any of your questions about the implications?
I'm so sorry. The abused love their abusers... You are a good person willing to give someone, anyone many chances to change. There is nothing wrong with you because you love your abuser. It just shows how forgiving a heart you have. The problem is his and if you feel that he is truly an abuser. Don't stay with him. There are many other people in the world who will not take advantage or under appreciate their mate.
Move Along, Move along.
Move on kid, move on.
There is only one real face. The other is a fake. And it's up to you to decide which.