Verbal Abuse - band - ended in 1995.
Verbal Abuse - band - was created in 1981.
Love does not create verbal abuse. Dominance does.
It is Verbal and Physical abuse. Verbal Abuse is considered with the swearing while the physical is the slapping.
Verbal abuse is usually the cause of emotional abuse. Tell a young person that they are of no worth enough times they will start to believe it.
People have been known to be arrested for verbal abuse... but that may be due to being aimed at the police. Verbal basically means speaking, so it depends what is said through the verbal use. E.g. bad language aimed at some, name calling these can be classed as verbal abuse
Most verbal abuse is not real abuse and is hard to prove. If the abuse is severe enough and there is proof, a child can be taken from the abuser.The question leaves more unknown then known
From my brief research it appears that both verbal abuse AND mental abuse are both chargeable offenses under WA law.
There are various potential solutions to verbal abuse. For example, you could try to contact the local law enforcement department.