Tip: If you think you know the answer, you don't; one knows or they don't. A child who has been slapped knows.
None of us rest peacefully knowing that we, using our leadership-communication skills, non-verbally support some form of abuse in all of our relationships. As Pogo says, "We have met da enemy and we is dem."
- All attempts at minimizing, reducing, or eliminating abuse is to no avail until we agree on its definition.* —Kerry
- "The way to disappear the knee-jerk reaction that causes us to abuse or to intend to be abused is—to verbally acknowledge each and every instance of abuse. The partner who lets an abusive communication slide without mutually satisfying responsible communications taking place, becomes cause for all successive abuses." —Kerry
Here's one definition of the word abuse —the part of the definition you disagree with is the abuse you are most likely to cause.
* Here's one way you can assist in defining the definition of the word abuse.
Last edited 3/20/17