Run with Patience

What defines abuse?  How do we know when behavior has moved from the merely selfish to out of bounds?  Abuse is any behavior that is designed to control and subjugate another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, intimidation, guilt, coercion, manipulation etc.   It can be legally defined by the following: The infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation or punishment with resulting physical harm, pain or mental anguish and/or the willful deprivation by a caretaker of goods or services, which are necessary to maintain physical or mental health.  http://www.co.berks.pa.us/familycourt/cwp/view.asp?a=1884&q=474050

There are different types of abuse.  In this post, I’m going to discuss psychological abuse.  The other types will follow in subsequent posts.

Psychological Abuse (also known as mental abuse or emotional abuse) occurs when one person controls information available to another person so as to manipulate that person’s sense of reality; what is…

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