Bystanders usually fear either physical, social, or legal consequences for reporting abuse or attempting to intervene...which usually results in abusers having a sense of invulnerability. And once an abuser feels invulnerable they'll continue the abuse relentlessly, until they go too far and...

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It tends to start out as little put-downs disguised as jokes and can eventually lead to full verbal barrages intended on striking fear into the person on the receiving end. Verbal abusers tend to have insecurities within themselves or doubts of adequacy which they tend to impress on others...

to our personalities, the way in which we handle pressure situations, how we interact with our spouses, can all be considered learned behaviors whether good or bad. It's up to us as a people to stop letting our young children see these bad examples of what a relationship is supposed to be. If...

Well what can you do then? If you're planning on living in the same area it's important to change up your routine. Take new and different routes to work, avoid places that you and your abuser may have frequented or that they know you frequent. Change your appointments that they may know...

For more information on verbal abuse and ways to cope or prevent it, read chapter 5 "Abusive Partners & Self-Esteem" in my book entitled "You're Worth It" that is available for download here: www.smashwords.com/books/view/24495.

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