I would like to start out with the basic definition of abuse; it is defined as anything that is harmful, injurious, or offensive to a person animal or for that matter the environment. There are three main types of abuse I'm going to talk about today thefirst is physical abuse such as pushing, shoving or hitting and kicking. The next is sexual abuse this may be inappropriate touching, molestation, or even rape. And last but probably the most common is verbal/mental abuse. This consists of verbal put-downs, i.e., you're stupid you're worthless, one person purposely humiliating another, domination and control, or even withdrawal of affections. If nothing else I really hope you remember abuse is never the victims fault, never ever.
Mental abuse really does exist. It may be something as simple, as a parent telling you that you're lazy. To watching your father beat your mother or sibling. Mental abuse is connected to physical abuse. If you're a victim of physical abuse you are also a victim of mental abuse. However you do not have to be physically abused to be mentally abused. Mental abuse can cause just as much damage as physical abuse or sexual abuse. In fact, it may even cause more because physical abuse will heal. Mental abuse is not something that you can see like a broken bone. Because it is invisible most people don't see is as a sever problem but the truth is that almost everyone has been mentally abused at one point or another.
One sub-category of mental abuse is verbal abuse. If you go to school you most definitely have been verbally abused. (That also means that unless you are the virgin marry you have been at the other end of the spectrum and verbally abused another person.) Now ask your self why did you do it and who were you around when you made fun of that person. Maybe you said it because you had been made fun of at an earlier time for the same thing maybe not. You might have been aroun

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