Verbal abuse is a pattern of behavior that can seriously interfere with one's positive emotional development and, over time, can lead to significant detriment to one's self-esteem, emotional well-being, and physical state.
Invisible Scars: Verbal Abuse
There are many people walking around with invisible scars, and they need to be acknowledged. A high percentage of people are the victims of verbal aggression, and unlike those physically abused, go without any protection.
Parents' Verbal Abuse Leaves Long-Term Legacy
Parental verbal abuse may wound children's psyches so deeply that the effects remain apparent in young adulthood. Such abuse may wreak psychological havoc greater than that caused by physical abuse.