Friday, July 16, 2010

When Words Hurt

Do words hurt? It depends on who you are asking; the person hearing the words, or the one saying those words. The perpetrator may say that "It's just words" or "I really didn't mean it", but the damage has already been done.

Continued over time, the words begin to sink in and wear away at a woman's self-worth. She may begin to believe what is being said, not realizing that it is a distorted version of reality. Unfortunately, many women enduring verbal abuse don't even consider leaving or getting a divorce until things turn physical. To help you understand the damage that words can inflict, the article below discusses the similarities between verbal and physical abuse.

Have you ever been told by someone that you love or by someone of higher authority that words don't hurt? Have you been told that as long as you are not being hit, that it is ok to be abused?

Well think again because "ABUSE" is abuse whether it is done physical, emotional or both and it affects women's health just the same because both can leave lifetime scars that will and can hurt you in both your personal and professional life. The old myth has always been, if you are being physically abused to get out while those who were being emotionally abused were seemed to be told nothing! Is it a fact that words don't hurt?

To read this article in its entirety, please click here.

For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at

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