If you are facing verbal abuse daily and it wears you down spiritualy and emotionally is there a way besides leaving to protect yourself from the downside to abuse?
Abuse (either verbal or physical) is NOT in any way acceptable,
and by staying you're only continuing to let the abuser control
you. If there are children involved then it is a MUST to get OUT of
there as SOON AS POSSIBLE. I was raised in an abusive household and
have witnessed way too many traumatic events to not be
emotionally/physically scarred, and that led me to many other
issues in life (abusive mentality, relationships..). These things
will be carried through life and by staying it will only hurt the
child even more. Some people manage to keep the abuse private from
the rest of the family (kids), but since it severely effects your
physical and emotional state, they will see that.
The only option is to GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN. Even if it's just verbal, that is just as bad. Some would even prefer physical pain for a short period than the emotional scars. Plus, half the time verbal abuse turns into a mix of verbal AND physical abuse. For the sake of being your own person and leading a healthy life (with abusive people you will not be in a good mental/physical state) , GET OUT.