My Advice for Verbal Abuse In Relationships

February 8, 2024 Cheryl Wozny

Advice for verbal abuse is often sought. This call for help can be subtle or obvious, depending on their personality. Not surprisingly, I've been on both sides of this scenario. Although it can be easy to give verbal abuse advice, following it may be more challenging. 

Advice for Anyone Facing Verbal Abuse

It's important to understand that every verbally abusive situation is unique. Not everyone has the immediate resources to change their circumstances. Whether you currently deal with verbal abuse in relationships or have escaped these awful circumstances, this is my advice for verbal abuse to you. 

  • Everyone deserves love and respect, especially you.
  • Remember that you are a strong human. You've managed to get through every day so far. Keep going. 
  • If someone mistreats you, it's because of their unresolved internal issues. It's never your fault. 
  • Give yourself grace. We all make mistakes and learn from them. 
  • You are never alone. There are abuse resources and supports to help you at every stage of verbal abuse recovery
  • You can change the story of your life. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.

Following My Own Advice After Verbal Abuse

As a mother of four humans, I'm someone they ask for advice and support. I've given my children numerous strategies and tips with my advice. Many of these conversations included tools that I've learned from my therapists. Although these methods may be successful for my challenges, they may not fit everyone's situation. 

I'm not a doctor or medical health professional. However, I love to help people when they are hurting or in distress. My motherly instinct takes over when my kids come to me for support. However, I'm not always great at following my own advice. 

  • I sometimes forget to take a few deep breaths when I'm feeling overwhelmed. This small action can help prevent my anxiety from spiraling out of control. 
  • I don't give myself enough credit for the obstacles I've overcome. I need to recognize more how strong I am and that I can trust in myself to make good choices. 
  • I'm still struggling with my triggers. If something reminds me of a past verbally abusive situation, I don't always catch it early enough to avoid excess stress. I need to handle my reactions better.
  • I have the tools, resources, and support I need every day to face anything that arises. I don't have to handle difficult circumstances alone. 

Healing from verbal abuse is never simple or quick. It takes time and work to recover from a hurtful relationship. Unfortunately, I find giving others advice about verbal abuse is easier than following my own. It's just another one of those elements that I am working on during my verbal abuse journey. 

APA Reference
Wozny, C. (2024, February 8). My Advice for Verbal Abuse In Relationships, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 16 from

Author: Cheryl Wozny

Cheryl Wozny is a freelance writer and published author of several books, including mental health resources for children titled, Why Is My Mommy So Sad? and Why is My Daddy So Sick? Writing has become her way of healing and helping others. Find Cheryl on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and her blog

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