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Yes. Even the meekest person can come to a point where they've been backed into a corner one time too many and come out fighting. When someone mentally abuses you, they are scarring your mind and soul. If you don't get out from under the control of these types of people they will rob you of feelings, confuse you as to who you are and what you are capable of. Tell this person to take a hike! Good luck Marcy

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Q: If you are being mentally abused can this cause you to become verbally abusive?
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Will a verbally abusive man become physically abusive?

not always but some time they can be both

After being in a verbally abusive relationship does the victim often become the abuser in her next relationship?

It does often happen that people will learn how to get their way through verbal aggression, from their own experiences of being verbally abused. Life is an endless learning experience, but sometimes people learn the wrong things. Answer I think it COULD happen but I think it would be the exception and not the rule. Victims in these kinds of situations are usually not abusive types of people - that's why they are victims. If it is an adult who grew up in a verbally abusive environment they may be the victim for a while and then finally snap and turn the tables and become the abuser but I think in most circumstances the victim would not become the abuser in the next relationship.

Can a man from non-abusive upbringing become an abuser if abused by a partner who grew up in an abusive home with no therapy at all?

it is possible

If a person is physically abused as a child how likely is it that this same person will become abusive toward other family members?

If a child is abused mentally or physically (beaten) there is a high percentage they may well become abusive to their own children unless they get psychological counseling so they will realize none of the abuse was their fault. It is caused by the environment that child grew up in. Some children just become withdrawn; will be shy as adults and have low self esteem. In women if they were sexually abused as a child they are more likely to go in the opposite direction and their maternal instincts will create a strong and safe bond with their children in the future. However, some men that have been sexually abused in their childhood may become sexually abusive to their own children; children of relatives or even children they meet and do not know. There is a good percentage of children that are abused mentally; physically (beaten) and sexually that turn out to be a good and strong person and they see to it that the reverse happens when raising their own children or how they treat others in the family.

How an abusive parent affect a child?

Data shows that a child who is abused will in turn become an abuser later in life. The life of an abused child is affected his/her entire life.

How does someone become abusive?

anyone can become abusive by being abused themselves or being stressed out really bad. they can have problems that eats them up inside and without warning are ready to take it out on anyone who comes at them wrong.

She got abused when she was smallso she abused him?

Yes, abuse is definitely something that is a learned behavior. That's not to say that everyone that is abused will become abusive but there is definitely a correlation between abusers being abused themselves. It's sad because in so many cases the victim becomes the abuser.

Is it possible that the role of the abuser and the abused change in a relationship and if so is there a chance for those people to survive together?

Abuse victims can, in retaliation, become abusive towards their tormentor. Most certainly they do change. How can they not? With an abuser it is all about power and control and used correctly it's a wonderful tool in business, but most humans don't know how to master this and become straight abusers. No, there is no hope of surviving together and I wouldn't want to stay with anyone that abused me mentally or physically. Abusers are the last to know that they have an abusive personality, so they will not seek out help and become more enraged if it's suggested to them. I would move on from such a relationship and don't waste the rest of your life.

Why was he trying not to be abusive but he was?

Men who are abusive generally have learned this from the environment in which they grew up. Some men have a short fuse and blast off with either verbally abusive words or they become physically abusive with their partner. Some men know deep inside it is wrong, but don't know how to get help and most men refuse to seek psychological counseling because it makes them feel weak and not masculine. If he refuses to get help then you have the power to get out of the abusive relationship.

Why do you still have a need to be intimate with your verbally abusive separated husband?

Simple: One keeps hoping he will change. Guaranteed he wont except to the worse. Abuse is progressive just like addiction. They also become more adept as time wears on at making their behavior look rational and the one being abused look crazy (just like addiction).

Can a man from non-abusive upbringing become an abuser if with a partner who grew up in an abusive home with no therapy at all?

It is highly unlikely that man who does not have an abusive personality will become an abuser if their partner grew up in an abusive home and refuses help. Good men know they should never hit a woman which in some cases can lead to male abuse by a woman. The stress of being around an abusive person be it verbally or physical abuse is bound to have effects on the non abusive partner, but most men will only take so much and have the opportunity of leaving the relationship.

Can a sixteen year old terminate legal rights of the parents or become emancipated in South Carolina if parent consents?

Yes. You have to have parental consent to be legally emancipated, unless you are being mentally/emotionally abused, physically abused, or their living arrangements are unstable.

What do men feel if they have an abusive wife?

There are many men out in society that are either verbally or physically abused than society knows because it has always been about abused women because they are classed as the weaker sex, but many men are abused. Most good men are brought up not to hit a woman so if the girlfriend or wife is verbally abusive the man is more likely to go into a shell of his own or keep out of her way. If he is physically abused he will not fight back, but may try to restrain the abuser. He does not tell his friends or coworkers because he fears he will be considered a coward or a 'wimp' and often his male friends would say, 'Well hit her back!' It is not a good piece of advice. There are programs that abused men can go too for help and it is kept strictly confidential. Unfortunately, like men feeling they are infallible and should always act manly they will generally not seek out psychological counseling or go to any program regarding abuse. What do men feel like when abused by their wife?: They feel they are no longer a man; they are in a submissive role they are not use too; he feels he is there to protect his wife and any children they have, but the abusive wife has taken this power from him; he fears his friends will find out; it can affect his job; he may become depressed. Women who are insistent on abusing their husbands either verbally or physically may well be faced with a husband that may snap one day and it could lead to some unpleasant outcomes. A man has the right to file for divorce againt a wife that abuses him.

Do abused children create the abuse placed on them?

No. This is blaming the victim. While children do choose to do things that deserve discipline, they do not choose to be abused. For instance, if a father comes home drunk and beats the kids, the kids did not cause him to drink or to be violent. Now, there are people who are not fit to be parents, and they might have become more abusive after they had children, but that is not the fault of the children. What you have are mentally unstable people who don't even love themselves attempting to take care of kids when they can barely take care of themselves.

Is it common for older men to become verbally abusive to wives?

The onset of dementia in older people often brings frustration and anger that is taken out on those closest. Your husband should be seen by a doctor who can evaluate his condition and make suggestions.

What do you do when 10 and 5 year olds don't want to go to their dads any more because he has moved a girlfriend and her 7 year old in the house and become verbally abusive to his 10 year old?

Don't let them go.

Why was Michael Jackson's childhood hard?

His father abused him not only physically but emotionally and verbally. At a very young age Michael also had to become an adult and deal with the real world. He never got to do the things regular children did which is why he seemed so childish.

Can you become dependent on methadone?

If abused yes.

Why should you care about child abuse?

Child abuse is not only wrong but it can scar the children for life. They can become horrified by people, even their own parents because they were being abusive. If you were a child that was being abused, you probably wouldn't like it.

How does a person become mentally retarded?

mentally retarded person causes are epilepsy ,infection ,heredity,

When do you become a werewolf?

It is not possible, except mentally.

How do you become mentally challenged?

Shy of a traumatic head injury, you do not becomementally challenged. You either are or are not.The use of drugs can aid in the process. It is not a desired affect.

Why would an ex boyfriend become verbally abusive?

* Because he is not confident in himself. He has a low self esteem. It is their only defense, because they have been hurt in the past. They feel this is there only way to feel in control, and to protect themselves, to the point of verbally abusing that person whom has hurt them. That is their defense. * Abusive people (includes women) are the way they are because they generally have been brought up in an abusive and hostile environment and, as the above poster stated the abuser needs control to protect themselves. Abusers have harbored anger and frustration for years and while a child they had no control over their environment, but as they start to become more independent they can be anything from bullies at school to verbal/physical abusers in adulthood and the anger unleashes onto others around them.

Why do abusers make their family believe that their partners are crazy?

Abusers deny that they are abusers and that their conduct is abusive. They shift the blame to the victim. One good answer is that to them it is 'fun'. they stay in control, make sure that their partner does not get any sympathy or help, and the abuser is running the show. It is all part of the controling and manipulative process that the abuser beleives keeps their victim so physically, mentally, and emotionally in chaos that they will never leave. It does work as many people don't leave their abusive partners and become sick physically, mentally, and emotionally trying to survive, stay partnered, and/or rescue their abuser. They need to have someone on their "side." Seeing as they have isolated the abused person, they need to have total control. Since the outside world hasn't the first clue what kind of person they are, they will need "someone" to have as a witness that the abused person is actually crazy--especially when the relationship becomes severed. I know it happened to me. While in the abusive relationship the abused person loses their sense of reality of what they once knew and actually begin to think they are going crazy. The abuser is very good at manipulating therefore they are masters of manipulation of facts, words, circumstances and events---all to make themselves appear "sane" while the abused person appears "crazy." You are not crazy and obviously those outside the relationship do not know the full spectrum of your relationship with the abuser. God Bless

How do you help your boyfriend if he has become verbally and physically abusive?

Firstly you must help yourself by setting strict boundries that it is never OK to physically abuse eachother at anytime. He must attend an anger management program or class. Until that is done dont agree to spend time together.