• The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as
    obvious. In fact, even among women who have experienced violence from a partner, half or more report that the man's emotional abuse is what is causing them the greatest harm.

    Lundy Bancroft (2003). “Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men”, p.32, Penguin