Mental Abuse Quotes

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“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, Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

Gillian Flynn
“My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

“The woman knows from living with the abusive man that there are no simple answers. Friends say: “He’s mean.” But she knows many ways in which he has been good to her. Friends say: “He treats you that way because he can get away with it. I would never let someone treat me that way.” But she knows that the times when she puts her foot down the most firmly, he responds by becoming his angriest and most intimidating. When she stands up to him, he makes her pay for it—sooner or later. Friends say: “Leave him.” But she knows it won’t be that easy. He will promise to change. He’ll get friends and relatives to feel sorry for him and pressure her to give him another chance. He’ll get severely depressed, causing her to worry whether he’ll be all right. And, depending on what style of abuser he is, she may know that he will become dangerous when she tries to leave him. She may even be concerned that he will try to take her children away from her, as some abusers do.”
Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

Shannon L. Alder
“God whispered, "You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn't you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.”
Shannon L. Alder

Kemi Sogunle
“Staying in an unhealthy relationship that robs you of peace of mind, is not being loyal. It is choosing to hurt yourself mentally, emotionally and sometimes, physically.”
Kemi Sogunle, Beyond the Pain by Kemi Sogunle

T.F. Hodge
“Self Hate: The deadliest 'dis-ease' experienced by wounded souls.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Kemi Sogunle
“Bullies do not just wake up and decide to be one. They are people who have or are experiencing emotional or verbal abuse. All you can do is not retaliate but show them love. Doing so, allows them see what they are missing and need. You can let them see the other side of life when you show love not hurt. After all, we are all products of love and we must choose to demonstrate that above all else.”
Kemi Sogunle

Stephen Richards
“When you forgive, it does not mean that you have submitted, it simply means that you have made a choice to stop bearing any grudge.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Steven Magee
“Jail has become the biggest mental health hospital.”
Steven Magee

Stephen Richards
“The heart is where the journey of forgiveness begins.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Stephen Richards
“You are the custodian of your own happiness. What other people say, do or think does not create a basis for your happiness. It is you who decides your own happiness, just like forgiveness.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

“Actions are powerful, but it’s important to acknowledge that so are emotions. Emotional abuse can be the most painful thing a person can endure because it’s abuse of your soul and mind.”
LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton

“Gaslighting is an attempt to change the truth.”
Tracy Malone

“Gaslighting are lies with a purpose to confuse and control.”
Tracy Malone

“Gaslighting is when you don’t remember things the same as they do.”
Tracy Malone

“Gaslighting is a distorted alternate reality.”
Tracy Malone

“Gaslighting is implanted narratives cloaked in secrecy.”
Tracy Malone

Stephen Richards
“When you make up your mind to forgive, your happiness will almost automatically follow.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Stephen Richards
“Forgiveness does not change the past, that’s for sure, but it does change the future.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Stephen Richards
“In an unforgiving world, chaos rules.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

“Gaslighting is confusing because they switch to intermittent concern.”
Tracy Malone

“Gaslighting is mind control to make victims doubt their reality.”
Tracy Malone

“Gaslighting is a slow unconscious loss of reality.”
Tracy Malone

“It is his actions that are causing me to consider leaving him. He is responsible for the hurt he feels as a result of his behavior. It is not selfish to protect myself from harm.”
Joanna V Hunter

Stephen Richards
“Your forgiveness or failure to forgive simply takes you nearer or further away from your ultimate goal. There are no two ways to deal with it, there is only one.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Stephen Richards
“The same zeal and guts with which you were persistent not to forgive is the same zeal and enthusiasm with which you should be able to open up a new relationship with your partner, loved one or friend, one that is founded on commitment and dedication.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Stephen Richards
“Offer yourself forgiveness as a gift. The word ‘give’ is the basic keyword in the word forgiveness, therefore it relays a meaning therein.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Stephen Richards
“When you forgive, you are freed from some of the feelings of disapproval and it can contribute to lessening your negative thoughts.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Stephen Richards
“When you forgive, you immerse yourself in healing waters.”
Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Khadidja Megaache
“Ashamed to avow my sins,
A burden mine alone to bear,
Broken beyond repair,
Baptized in gold to fill the cracks,
Restless nights, Velour gowns turning to sacks
No amount of gold brings relief,
Debased by lies and deceit,
Beg for forgiveness,
And you shall be forgiven,
He, who knows all, saw underneath my veneer,
A pain, a woe played for deaf ears,
I beseech my lord to forgive my misdeeds abhorred,
Let my midnight scribble turn into beautiful word.”
Khadidja Megaache, Lurking Shadow

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