Emotional verbal abuse in marriage is commonplace in couples of all walks of life. Sometimes it's an innocent reflexive gesture that comes out unconsciously. And other times, it's an oral blow intended to smack you across your heart and soul.
The question is what do you do in the moment it comes your way? And then, as a result of this, what follows?
Swallowing emotional and verbal abuse
Spousal abuse survivors become accustomed to swallowing emotional and verbal abuse as though it was part of their daily bread. They come to see it simply as "what he does."
They know that if they challenge it, there will be more. So, they quietly hold their own...chewing...stewing...digesting the indigestible.
Then the day comes when they say to themselves, "That's it, no more!" But this doesn't stop his being emotionally and verbally abusive.