Elements that make up Verbal Abuse in relationships
Verbal like physical abuse happens behind closed doors and the victim can feel isolated, confused and as if they somehow are to blame.
This episode uses Patricia Evans' insightful book "The Verbally Abusive Relationship" as a reference and a resource.
Through understanding some of the patterns of toxic verbal abuse we can reclaim our right to healthy relating or keep an eye out for our friends and family members who may be in this type of terrible experience.
What are some key red flags to look for in relating between two people, and what happens when we are playing by different relationship rules that we weren't informed about?