"Some don't recover as quickly as I did. And I don't even know if I would say I have fully recovered. Mental abuse is the worst kind of abuse. Your mind affects every part of you. It controls every part of your body. Being a victim of mental abuse is like giving someone the remote to you. To your functions, decisions and emotions. It's a poison that spreads so fast that you don't know it's happening until it's doing just that, happening."
"Mental abuse is like the effects of a nuclear explosion... even after you have crawled out of your emotional ruins & moved on / away , the fallout follows & lingers & continues to do even more damage for years to come. Plus abusive people create more damaged & potentially abusive people in their wake."
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