Verbal abuse is like a rock thrown through your window.
Verbal abuse is emotional battering which can be as painful as physical
battering, and recovery can take much longer.
Verbal abuse usually happens in private. It leaves invisible scars.
There are no bruises, broken bones or black eyes.
Often there are no outside witnesses, which makes it easy to deny.
Generally in a verbally abusive relationship, the abuser denies the
Verbal abuse is a crazymaking means of dominance and control.
Although some verbally abusive people never physically abuse, physical
abuse is usually preceded by verbal abuse.