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« Reply #21: October 25, 2007, 08:13:00 am »

However there are a wide variety of extremely subtle and devastating forms of emotional and psychic abuse that go well beyond spoiled rich girls not getting their shopping needs met. It is often very difficult to find people who even know what you are talking about in these situations, let alone believe you or support your leaving.


I will not argue that there are not many behaviors people have that can drive others crazy and be valid reason to end a friendship or other relationship. I just think that calling many of them "abuse" degrades the meaning of the word and means that many people begin to completely tune out people complaining about abuse if they don't see bruises or broken limbs.

I once briefly dated a woman who called me (and, as I quickly discovered,  just about everyone else she knew well) annoying, rude, and condescending pet names in public. I found this rude and soon dropped her from my social circle completely but calling this verbal abuse as some people did just made me roll my eyes.
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