Tags » Mental Cruelty

“The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps, but are often not as obvious. In fact, even among women who have experienced violence from a partner, half or more report that the man’s emotional abuse is what is causing them the greatest harm.” -Lundy Bancroft



People hand me round

like a parcel at a party:

no one cares to stick for too long.

People hand me down

like a pauper at a banquet: 83 more words



You tried to make him think life was unreal.

You tried to convince him unreal was real.

But what if you actually did convince him? 26 more words


[Hop]e [off]

Hope’s train rails poorly us away from sensible life

where little expects

little and strife and wife and

tough one and hus-

banned from all kinds of activity leads foolishly… 46 more words


And so in the hierarchy of the ill, I came off quite the second, didn't I?

So when two people

ain’t well,

and one is belovéd far more than the other,

anything is permissible:

anything can be allowed.

And when you realise the truth was… 154 more words


T{he} (bast{ar}d) ga{me} of l[if]e

If he be me, then the game of life

is truly a horrendous game.

And so they pepper your perceptions

with nasty connections to show you… 69 more words


"... why she was unable to break free ..."

She’d had a long and fairly variegated history of mental ill-health: a patchwork of reds and spots of polka dot yellows which defined her quite clearly in the attentive eyes of the world. 317 more words

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