Abuse is fundamentally a mentality. It is a mindset of entitlement. The abuser sees himself* as entitled. He is the center of the world, and he demands that his victim make him the center of her world. His goal is power and control over others. For him, power and control are his natural right, and he feels quite justified in using whatever means are necessary to obtain that power and control. The abuser is not hampered in these efforts by the pangs of a healthy conscience and indeed often lacks a conscience.While this mentality of power and control often expresses itself in various forms of physical abuse, it just as frequently employs tactics of verbal, emotional, financial, social, sexual and spiritual abuse. Thus, an abuser may never actually lay a hand on his wife and yet be very actively terrorizing her in incredibly damaging ways.Abuse in any of its forms destroys the victim\’s person. Abuse, in the end, is murder.* Sometimes the genders are reversed.Follow Blog via EmailClick to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.Join 1,486 other followersVisit our Facebook pageVideos by Barbara RobertsFollow Us on PinterestDisclosureA Cry for Justice is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. To see what we do with the money, read About Us in the top menu.SearchSearch Top Posts

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