What is verbal abuse?Verbal abuse is a form of abuse that involves the use of words, rather than blows and punches. In a verbally abusive situation, words are used to attack, control, and inflict harm on another person. Verbally abusive behaviour goes far beyond mean behaviour; it involves inflicting psychological violence on another person, attacking the very nature of an individual's being and attempting to destroy his or her spirit. Verbal abuse can affect people of all ages and in all types of relationships. However, it is especially prevalent in marital relationships. Verbal abuse falls into many categories, including: * Abusive anger: They would blow up at you. * Criticizing: They make derogatory comments about your weight and figure. * Name-calling: They called you a liar and a hypocrite. * Threatening: They taunt you about their leaving and liking other women/men. * Bl
ConfusionDrowning in an oceanBlood, alcohol and tears,Knowing you'll never be good enough,Held down by constant fears.The angry voice still echoes,Telling you of all you areScum, useless, worthless,A name for every scar
Not living just existingGoing from day to day,Trying to be perfectWhile pretending you're OK,Every night the punishmentsWill teach you right from wrong,Stop you being so weakForce you to be strong.So why do you feel so bad?If the punishments are good?Why feel so trapped, so aloneIf things be as they should?Looking in to the mirrorThe reflection merely stares,Cannot answer your questionsCan't provide answers to your prayers.Sinking and drowningDropping beneath the sea,Trapped, alone, dieing,Never to be free
Not understandingNot knowing what is right,Believing the excusesYet fearing every night.