Verbal / Emotional Abuse2019-01-06T22:28:39+00:00

Types of Verbal & Emotional Abuse

Categories: Verbal & Emotional Abuse|

Assertive, healthy communication uses language to connect, support, problem solve, plan, understand, set boundaries, inform, and in personal relationships, increase intimacy. Assertive language is characterized by honesty, integrity, fairness, and openness.
Verbal abuse is the use of language to hurt someone, whether it is with conscious or unconscious intent. Verbal abuse is a dysfunctional use of feedback; i.e., it’s “messed up” feedback. […]

Trauma Bonding

Categories: Verbal & Emotional Abuse|

Bonding is a biological and emotional process that makes people more important to each other over time. Unlike love, trust, or attraction, bonding is not something that can be lost. It is cumulative and only gets greater, never smaller. Bonding grows with spending time together, living together, eating together, making love together, having children together, and being together during stress or […]

Protect your Freedom and Autonomy

Categories: Religious Spiritual and Cult Abuse, Verbal & Emotional Abuse|

Always be wary of anyone who tries to prevent you from questioning. Protect your freedom and autonomy.
Learn to recognize common recruitment tactics and situations, beware of:

  •  People who are excessively or inappropriately friendly; there are few genuine instant friendships.
  • People who are very persistent in trying to get you to join, and won’t take no for answer.
  • People with invitations to […]

Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Categories: Verbal & Emotional Abuse|

It should be emphasized at the outset that no one should be blamed for having an abusive partner. The energy and attentiveness provided in the ‘courtship phase’ of such a relationship will feel good to anyone. Let that be repeated, it feels good to anyone, not just people with a supposedly defective partner selection. While there may be some reasons of […]