Signs of Verbal Abuse

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Signs of Verbal Abuse

The following phrases are responses from victims of verbal abuse which clearly define their experiences with this type of abuse.

yelled at
called names
nagged at
called racial slurs
called stupid
told no one else would want me
talked to as a child
constant put-downs
ridiculed appearance
threatened to kill me
threatened to take the children
belittled important things I accomplished
told me I was stupid, ugly, dumb
said I was an unfit mother
embarassed me in public
told the children I was disgusting
said I was a bad sex partner
always screams at the children

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