Abuse Is a Bad Word

There is nothing mindful about abuse. However, it is a terrible problem in our country and often goes unreported, especially when family members don’t recognize the behaviors as abusive. I felt it necessary to write this article. There are Internet resources listed at the end along with 3 books that I have found very helpful. I don’t know the percentage of people who come into my office living in abuse or needing to work through past abuse. The ratio is astoundingly high. When I worked in substance abuse residential care, the percentage was probably 99%. Physical abuse and verbal abuse…