The more they push Regina down, the more they hurt her, the more they disregard her, the more they tell her she can’t ever change, the more they try to break her, the more they try to shut her out and close her down, well that just makes me love her even more fiercely.
Everyone does realize that a season from now, when everything is sorted, we'll look back at this time in the show and laugh. Or they'll have killed Regina off, unloved & unwanted. And we'll all be emotionally scarred for life. Yep.