Elizabeth Nyblade, Ph.D.
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Why Trump Won't Give Up the Verbal Abuse
Donald Trump is many things. . . businessman, entertainer and politician. But did you know that he is a verbal abuser?
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The Verbal Abuse of Donald Trump

The presumptive Republican Candidate for President is a verbal abuser. Donald Trump has called his political opponents names like “hypocrite,” “weak,” “a pathetic figure,” “liar,” “choker.” And he relishes repeating nasty nicknames for his opponents: “Crooked Hillary,” “Lying Ted,” “Low-energy Jeb.”

I have seen and treated many targets of verbal abuse over my last forty years as a practicing psychologist. With Donald Trump as a candidate, we can all see the cycle of abuse playing out on the national stage.

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Part III: How to Take an Adult Timeout
The abuser is in a timeout from you when you can no longer hear, see or pay attention to the abuser. Your goal is to take a timeout as rapidly and as consistently as possible when your partner says something that is verbally or emotionally abusive.
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The Two Dimensions of a Relationship:    03/01/2013
When most people think about "measuring" a relationship they tend to think only in terms of a scale of "Good" to "Bad." Dr. Nyblade discusses how to look at a relationship on two dimensions: 1) Positive to Negative and 2) Close to Distant. Looking at a relationship along 2 dimensions you can view a relationship in a quadrant which provides a better overall view of the relationship....
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