By Solon Papageorgiou, 11 October, 2022

Do you know about abuse?

An abusive person manipulates another person to achieve a goal, for example, to control the person.

There are three types of abuse. Verbal abuse (e.g., threats), nonverbal abuse (e.g., stalking), and physical abuse (e.g., inflicting bodily harm).

Abuse can lead to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems.

Therefore, people need to get out of toxic relationships (although this isn't always easy, for example, for children who want to escape their abusive parents).