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Managing Abusive Phone Calls - Separated But Thriving #5

Managing Abusive Phone Calls - Separated But Thriving #5

There's a strange phenomenon associated with the phone. Some people find a bravery on their cell phone that they lack in person. Words get spoke that otherwise should go unsaid. In fact, the phone can be a horrible instrument of abuse.

There's a few reasons why this is so, but in the end knowing why is no comfort to the person being manipulated or abused by someone calling them and shouting down the phone at them. As with all things in Separated But Thriving our goal is to take the high ground, and meet this kind of attack with a precise and thought out response. Over the years we've helped many clients get through situations of extreme abuse, including emotional abusive via the phone. So, here's a few tips that will help you manage those horrible moments.

The first thing to remember is that the person who is delivering this deluge of calls is not in any state to be reasoned with or educated into the error of their ways. That is going to have to wait. Perhaps in a few months or yea