Have you ever wondered when a “good” joke crosses the line? Have you ever been on the receiving end of a “joke” that felt more like a punch in the gut? Have you ever felt that people are overly sensitive to the jokes that you say? In today’s blog, we share a story about a couple, Jack and Sarah. In this story, “joking” causes great harm. We are hoping that as the story unfolds you will begin to understand when “joking” is a form of covert emotional abuse.
I’d tell a joke about my abusive dad but I only remember the punch line.
I like peanut 🥜 butter 🧈 and honey 🍯
She came home from school...
'Oh my dear boy. Do you want t...
What did the rogue snowflake say to the abused raindrop who was unaware of his powers?
Yer a blizzard Harry
Please dont tell jokes about domestic abuse...
They hit too close to home
It can cause you to have a negative view of yourself, which in turn impacts on your self-esteem and self-confidence. For reasons you can’t logically explain those things are at an all-time low. In this way, verbal abuse affects whether or not you see yourself as being successful in any area of your life.
Verbal abuse depletes your soul and your spirit. It’s not something you need to tolerate.
It’s supposed to be funny that he wants to run me through a wood chipper and feed pieces of me to the fish. He tells everyone about it, but he only elaborates on his “joke” when we’re alone. He’ll tell me how he’s going to replace the chopping parts of the chipper when he’s through and then divide my chunks into twenty bags. “I’ll have bait for a lot of fishin’ trips!”
Disturbing Forms of Verbal Abuse in Relationships
The abuser feels more powerful when he puts down his victim.
If you tell him, “I don’t think that’s funny,” or ask him to stop poking fun at you, he becomes defensive, irritated or angry. He tells you things like, “You’re too sensitive,” or, “You can’t take a joke.”
Pick up your phone and call a friend. Or take a walk. Or go for a drive.
Chances are your abusive partner will never change.
But you can take your power back by changing the way you react to his verbal abuse.
Jokes Abuse: Please dont tell jokes about domestic abuse... Disturbing Forms of Verbal Abuse in Relationships. Verbal abuse depletes your soul and your spirit. It’s not something you need to tolerate.