How to Deal with a Verbally Abusive Spouse
While it’s easy to see that physical abuse by a spouse is a major issue that needs immediate attention, you may be tempted to think that verbal abuse is “not a big deal” or just something you “have to live with.” In reality, spousal verbal abuse is every bit as wrong as physical abuse, and can have devastating impacts on your wellbeing. To combat the problem, you must calmly but assertively respond each time your spouse verbally abuses you. You should also seek counseling and closely consider the long-term health and sustainability of the relationship. In addition, don’t forget to work on your own emotional and physical health.