Sookie has very low-self-esteem and that why she stay with Bill until he betray her and rape her. I have aunt and her husband order her that she no longer can see her family and included her own mother. My aunt obey him and did not have much contact with her mother and family. My grandmother did not see her grandchildren grow up at all. Bill told Sookie what clothes to wear, what foods she can't eat, no longer taking vitamins because Bill did not like the taste, and she had no choice if she was in the mood for sex. Sookie did not have choice of any of it. Sookie was another victim of being abuse.
I would like to see Sookie realizing what Bill did to her in the relationship and why they are no longer a couple. Bill does not have remorse for any of the things that he has done to her.
CH has known Sookie's HEA since book two and said that she has not change her mind. CH wanted to kill Bill off in book nine but was talk out of it. Bill was almost kill. Bill is out of the running for long time for the suiter. CH said that because she wanted Bill's fans to still read her books.