Verbal abuse can be hard to notice, especially when it's subtle.
Here are some types of verbal abuse that are often overlooked:
This is when someone makes you question your own reality, memory, or perception.
For example, they might tell you that you're imagining things or that you're too sensitive.
This type of abuse involves putting you down or making you feel inferior.
The abuser might use sarcasm, insults, or put-downs to make you feel small.
Neglecting to praise or support:
A healthy relationship includes validation and appreciation.
If your partner or loved one never seems to praise you or support your accomplishments, it could be a sign of verbal abuse.
These are compliments that come with a hidden insult.