We don’t always see the backhanded compliment. We don’t always recognize the significance of an insult mixed with a compliment. It hurts. It harms.
It is hard to imagine a compliment being abusive. After all, we expect that a compliment will make us feel really good about ourselves. We expect that a compliment is given in sincerity, but very often a compliment is given for completely different reasons. An abuser often offers a backhanded or an abusive compliment as […]