"Emotional abuse is like being continuously kicked in the shins. It can be worse than getting one punch in the face, and it cements itself."
"I read somewhere that verbal / emotional abuse is like hammering nails into a fence. You can remove the nails, you can try and paint over the fence, but the scars are still there. I have been doing a LOT of self help reading over the last year (a lot of the recommendations from this site) and it has strengthened me to realise I don't want my daughter growing up the same way I did."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.