by Reverend Keala Vai Noel
Aloha Healing Women
I am a survivor of spousal and partner abuse. Abuse of any kind is a horrendous treachery done to your very soul. Child abuse and sexual child abuse are prevalent causes of depression, suicide, sexual promiscuity, eating disorders, cutting, and sociopathic behaviors. Then we have rape. Whether it is date rape or by strangers, the most intimate private parts of you have been violated and your mind shattered.
Verbal abuse appears more benign, but is even more cruel in its non-display. Words can dismantle egos and destroy dreams. There is no upside to abuse and there is no lesser evil. Abuse is one or several people using their power, anger, control, and violence to inflict terror and harm on another. Read more