Types of verbal abuse range from full on anger to forgetting on purpose. Even the silent treatment is a type of verbal abuse! Verbal abusers use several other sneaky tactics to abuse and control their victims, too. Recognizing the types of verbal abuse is the first step to overcoming its effects and regaining your mental health.
He’d forget we had plans at the YWCA, and he forgot my doctor appointments when I was pregnant. Forgetting things important to me made him feel in control.