Society tends to discuss and put forward the issue of physical abuse, but we tend to belittle verbal or emotional abuse.
I personally feel the emotional and verbal abuse lasts much longer because it’s wounding our souls. The physical wounds from physical abuse will heal but the deeper scars both emotional/verbal and physical abuse creates is enough to break the biggest of spirits within a person.
Abusing someone is not okay. We, as a society, need to no longer accept that “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” because words DO hurt.
Words hurt BAD. Words hurt deep to the SOUL.
Word stay with us longer than the bruises that soon disappear after being put there on the outside of our bodies. Our bodies can mend, eventually, but our heart and soul can not mend without help, and that is why we all, as a society need to start realizing that there is a real hurtful nature in emotional/verbal abuse that can break the soul of even the strongest of people.
Any abuse to any human being is wrong. Just plain wrong. Be sure to stand up for someone you see getting abused in any way. Do not accept that it’s not your job to interfere, do not accept what society has taught us to do – mind our own business. Whatever happened to neighbors helping neighbors?
Do not turn your cheek to abuse, face it head on and no matter how angry the person you are trying to save gets at you, know that when they are saved from that abuse that they will fully understand and respect you for stepping in when you did.