Elizabeth Nyblade, Ph.D.
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1313 E. Maple Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
 
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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 Power of Approval in your Life    04/30/2013
Human beings are pack animals. We learn to turn to others to meet our needs from an early age. Children need approval to survive, and without it they feel powerless and vulnerable. Adults who have been abused as children continue to suffer as adults from the things they learned during their childhood. When a person doesn’t have direct access to the things they want, the person has to get others to help them. People often believe that they have no choice in what they do because they believe that someone else “won’t let them.” They behave as though they are children and need the permission of a parent before doing what they want....
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Is Your Partner a Batterer or Verbal Abuser?    4/23/2013
All batterers verbally abuse their partners, but not all verbal abusers are batterers! It is important to recognize the difference and take appropriate measures when dealing with abusers....
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Defining Verbal (and Emotional) Abuse    04/05/2013
Most victims of abuse are more likely to minimize or deny the problems, taking the blame themselves for the abusive behavior. Any behavior that threatens, intimidates, lowers the victim's self-esteem or curtails the victim's freedom is abusive. Dr. Nyblade defines and discusses verbal and emotional abuse...
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