Words scar more than fists. It’s true. I think one of the most important things to remember in any relationship whether it be a spouse, a child, a friend, or simply someone you encounter for a brief period of time, is to treat them in the same respect you like to be treated yourself.
Having been in an abusive relationship, both physically and emotionally, I can assure you the scars that were left by his words caused far more pain than whatever happened to be his weapon of choice on the days he got physical.
The bruises faded, the stitches were removed but the words stayed and lingered.
When I go out into this ugly world