Verbal abuse – What’s the deal with words?

Verbal abuse is a form of interpersonal violence. It is a specific type of psychological abuse. Verbal abuse is the use of derogatory or negative language as a means to humiliate, belittle, criticize and demean a person. Verbal abuse is always meant to manipulate, threaten, harass, embarrass, insult and exercise control on the victim.Anne McCrea … Continue reading Verbal abuse – What’s the deal with words?

Lets talk stigma – How do people experience family relationship breakdown?

This post is based upon a survey ‘Hidden Voices. Family estrangement in adulthood’(2015) and if you missed part one, you can read it here. It explains what estrangement is and it gives facts and figures about it. I discuss abuse in today's post, if that is something you don’t want to read about (now), you’re … Continue reading Lets talk stigma – How do people experience family relationship breakdown?