Is mental abuse as bad as physical abuse in a relationship?

United States
May 27, 2009 4:34pm CST
I think that mental abuse, is just as bad as physical abuse, because if a person hits you, in time your wounds will heal. Emotional abuse is much worse because when someone says hurtful things to you, that is something that sticks with you forever. It may make you lose confidence in yourself, it can also make you feel a certain way about yourself. Especially if you have been in that abusive relationship for a long period of time. That's just my personal opinion, and I know a lot of people will probably disagree. Some people don't really understand how much of an effect that mental abuse can have on a person, and I think it's really something that a lot of people should think about, wheather it's an intimate relationship, or a family situation, parents do it to their children all of the time and probably don't even notice when their doing it.