Elizabeth Nyblade, Ph.D.
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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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Table of Contents for STOP the Verbal Abuse

Dr. Elizabeth Nyblade, Phd.

1. Introduction
2. Real Danger and Idle Threats
3. Survey of Verbal Abuse
4. Ted and Ivy
5. Recognizing Verbal Abuse
6. Preparing Yourself to Change
7. Ineffective Verbal Self-Defense
8. Effective Verbal Self-Defense
9. Taking a Time-out
10. Staying Realistic about Your Relationship
11. Prediction in a Relationship
12. What Have You Learned?

Appendix I: Forms
Appendix II: Resources
Author Biography
  

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