Abuse Quotes and Sayings

Suicide isn’t cowardly, wanna know what’s cowardly? Treating someone so badly that they want to end their life

Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than to hurt yourself putting it back together.

Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.
– Dave Pelzer

Sometimes we survive by forgetting.

A woman should never invest in a relationship she wouldn’t want for her daughter, nor allow any man to treat her in a way she could scold her son for.

Do you feel like a man when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?

Submitted by: madzz9901 on October 22, 2011

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.

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Standing alone is better than standing with people who hurt you.

The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious.

I used to be a happy person who had plans and dreams. The emotional and verbal abuse wore me down. I felt exhausted, numb and disoriented about who I was. I stopped thinking and believing for myself. I lost hope for a better life.

Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return.

Peace is not just mere absence of violence

When I was a child I was afraid of ghosts. As I grew up I realized people are more scary.

Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you. An abuser doesn’t play fair. Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb. Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you.

And how high can you fly with broken wings?

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A house where a woman is unsafe is not a home.

You survived the abuse. You’re going to survive the recovery.

You’re not a real man if you abuse women.

Addiction doesn’t kill the addict. It kills the family, kids and people who tried to help!

The walls between you and I always pushed us apart. It left nothing but scars fight after fight. And I’m done with you not treating me right.

Bruises heal, but you don’t forget words and emotions, how an abuser makes you feel about yourself.

Do not allow him—the abuser—to tell you who you are or take the blame for his actions.

A man should use his hands to HOLD his woman not HIT her.

When you finally escape the hold your abuser has on your mind you get a whole new outlook on life. There’s an overwhelming sense of FREEDOM you get while finding yourself once again. You’ll want to do things you haven’t been able to do for a while. It’s like being set free from prison. And sometimes being alone never felt so good!

Domestic abuse happens only in intimate, interdependent, long-term relationships – in other words, in families – the last place we would want or expect to find violence.
– Leslie Morgan Steiner

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It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that they’re going on.

Find the strength inside yourself to value your own worth more than staying with someone who only keeps you down

It is easier to build up a child that it is to repair an adult.

Push me away, if you don’t feel like you can be faithful, pull me close, if I’m the one you can’t leave without, hold me tight, I wanna stay in your arms, let me go, if all you have to offer is sorrow.

If I treat you the way you treated me, then you would hate me.

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