Many women in India and around the world are victims of Verbal Abuse. What saddens me is that many of these women don’t realise that they are in abusive relationships and live with their partners thinking that it won’t impact their mental and emotional health.
According to Indian Law, Section 3 in The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, verbal and emotional abuse includes—
Wiki describes verbal abuse “as a negative defining statement told to the victim or about the victim, or by withholding any response, thereby defining the target as non-existent. If the abuser does not immediately apologize and retract the defining statement, the relationship may be a verbally abusive one. Anger underlies, motivates and perpetuates verbally abusive behavior.”
I came across this educating article written by Dr. Steven Stosny, Ph.D. entitled ‘Are you dating an Abuser?’ I have enclosed the link below, I think it captures the Verbal Abuser and Verbal Abuse perfectly.
You are reading this post, maybe because your looking for another excuse not to believe that you are a victim of Verbal Abuse or maybe your looking for reasons to stay… reasons to leave…. What ever it maybe…. Please don’t let him tear you down. Make a change. Remember that what you allow will only continue. Your daughter is watching and listening and she will only grow up thinking that it’s ok to be spoken to that way cause you allowed her to think that it is. Your son will grow up thinking that he can talk to women that way cause you never did anything.