"The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected, rather than the endearments. What's left of the kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars." - Bertolt Brecht (Poet and playright)
Abuse comes in many ways, shapes and forms. If you search deep inside, you will most likely find that we all have been the victim of abuse of some sort on some level. Maybe, you are even the abuser.
However, the bottom line is there is no life to be found in abuse - physical, sexual or emotional. Every act of abuse brings pain and scars. However, there is a way out and to healing. Take comfort if this is your story - humans can rise above ABUSE.