The following are common examples of verbal abuse:

  • Degrading you in front of friends and family
  • Telling hurtful “jokes” despite your requests to stop
  • Taking your statements out of context
  • Name calling
  • Yelling
  • Insulting
  • Humiliation
  • Criticizing
  • Blaming
  • Accusing
  • Questioning your sanity

Please also see Emotional Abuse.