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

Quotes

Hand-me-round

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

Poetry

Unreal

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

Poetry

[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

Poetry

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

Poetry

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

Poetry

"... 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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