A Verbal Abuser Defined Me: I’m No Longer His Opinion of Me - A verbal abuser wants you to think you are what he says you are and nothing more. You are his to mold, he thinks. Don't be his opinion of you.
Just because a person doesn't put hands on you, that doesn't mean they aren't abusive. Abuse is control, blatant disrespect, & also hurtful words. Don't settle for emotional abuse thinking it's ok because it's not physical.