Think before you speak
The Silent Scars
Words have power! They can penetrate the heart or kill the spirit. Verbal assault is used as a weapon of destruction against another person. The most effective way to weaken an otherwise strong person is to tear down their self image once trust has been established. When a person abruptly treats you badly for no apparent reason after having what is considered a "descent relationship", you've just become a victim of the "bait and switch" tactic. The vulnerable person becomes confused and begins to question their self worth. Humiliation and manipulation masked in insincere apologies are always characteristics of verbal abuse. NOBODY IS EXEMPT, no matter how strong you think you are. Unfortunately, the victim soon realizes that their partner was never authentic. The good and bad behavior was just a part of the cycle and the pattern of the game. To the abuser, it's like a stage play and most likely he/she is a repeat offender. You must recognize the warning signs. Understand that waiting for the person to change is not an option. The only changes necessary are your relationship status to "single" and if need be, your address!!!