Re: Why Men Don't Do Anything About ItApr 19th, 2007
There is, oddly enough, a very real reverse sexism that goes on in these cases. If a woman slaps a man, nobody blinks an eye. But if a man slaps a woman, the general public reacts as if the man is an evil monster.
One of the gentlemen in my group didn't suffer physical abuse. Like Dex he has endured almost 15 years of negative, vicious name-calling and demoralizing from his wife. To see her you'd never guess it. It's left him in a situation where he doubts everything about himself, from his abilities to his opinions.
I think, and psychology in general agrees, that emotional abuse is far more destructive than physical abuse.