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English term or phrase:have a momentum on their own
The moment when two people decide to become a couple, whether by living together or getting married is a significant time as it now becomes more difficult to move out of the relationship. Again, the picture of two people in love is too simple. Any fear or ambivalence is covered up and events may even have a momentum of their own, so the two people are not fully in control.
contesto: donne che non riescono a lasciare i partner violenti
ho messo tutto il paragrafo per contestualizzare meglio
le cose vanno avanti da sole/prendono la propria piega
Explanation: la soluzione "dinamica propria" mi convince, solo non so se utilizzerei "eventi" come soggetto; ti offro un'alternativa piu' vicina al parlato; mi chiedo se non si potesse usare "fatti" o "decisioni"