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Wondering what verbal emotional abuse looks like? Let's start with what it feels like. Verbal emotional abuse feels like getting punched and hugged at the same time.
Verbal emotional abuse can be very difficult to recognize when you're in the middle of it. Often a verbal abuser will appear to care for you while at the same time they're hurting you deeply. The hurt from verbal abuse isn't an obvious, external wound. It's a subtle, internal wound to your self-identity.
Here are some examples of verbal emotional abuse from a few victims:
Can you see yourself or someone you love in these stories of verbal emotional abuse? If you're in a verbally abusive relationship, get the help of a licensed counselor to learn what to do. As the last quote said, verbal abuse can make you feel "crazy," so you need a professional therapist to help you recognize the truth and restore the real "you."
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Read More Stories of Verbal Emotional Abuse: Readers Respond: Were You A Victim Of Verbal Abuse?
Source: Readers Respond: Were You A Victim Of Verbal Abuse?
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