Verbal abuse most commonly includes abusive behaviour such as name calling, put downs and discounting feelings. As well as using words, verbal abuse can include using silence to exert control.
From time to time everybody says something which is nasty or hurtful to our partner or our children. Usually when we realise what we have said we feel sorry for the hurt we have caused and apologise. Verbal abuser’s are not likely to apologise, not because they don’t realise that they have been hurtful, but because that is their aim.
If you think you are experiencing verbal abuse at home please seek help – GET HELP NOW.
If you are worried you are verbally abusive please seek help – ADVICE FOR PERPETRATORS.