Abuseis any behavior that is designed to control, dominate or overpower someone else through the use of fear, humiliation, verbal assaults or physical assaults.
Emotional/mental abuse can include anything from verbal abuse and destructive criticism/attacks to more subtle tactics, such as intimidation and manipulation.
Abuse can happen to anyone,regardless of size, gender, or strength, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Yet mental/emotional abuse can be just as harmful as any other kind of abuse; the only thing different is the abuser's choice of weapons.
Abuse is never the victim's fault. We all deserve to be treated with consideration, without fearing aggression or intimidation from someone else. Stand strong against abuse by refusing to accept any behavior described above.