All tagged Dani Pinkus
Verbal abuse is abuse. Abuse isn't cute or funny or flirty. Recognize it, talk about it. Abusers, in most cases, do not change. Confide in a confidant or be someone's. You are every bit deserving of a genuine, warm, loving relationship, from the first to the last.
To the women who have experienced so much more, I am your ally. I do not and cannot pretend to know what makes you a survivor. But I do carry a piece of your heavy heart and I champion your resilience. I hear you. I see you. I stand with you.