It can be similar to walking through a minefield to live with someone who abuses words; you never know when the next explosion will happen.
Such a setting has a lasting influence on a person’s mental and emotional health that goes well beyond the brief periods of conflict.
Here are five possible outcomes of living with a verbally abusive individual:.
1. Low sense of worth
Your self-esteem may suffer greatly if you receive unrelenting criticism and demeaning remarks. You might eventually come to accept the unfavourable things that have been said about you and begin to see the world through the warped prism of the abuser’s comments.
When your self-esteem is damaged, it is harder to stand up for yourself or believe that you should be treated better.
2. A rise in tension and anxiety
Your body and mind can be kept in a constant state of stress by constantly being on guard and anticipating the next verbal assault.
The physical symptoms of this elevated anxiety can include headaches, tense muscles, and sleep difficulties, in addition to the psychological effects of always feeling alert and cautious.