I Dare You

When we mention the word “abuse,” we automatically think of sexual and physical abuse because that is the most obvious form. We often don’t consider that emotional abuse can be just as harmful to a woman’s sense of well-being. I describe emotional abuse as “the mental control of another by the systematic undermining of that person’s self-confidence, self-esteem and sense of self” and that abuse is often expressed or characterized by the use of words, gestures and body language.