“Pernicious abuse” typically refers to harmful behavior or mistreatment that is difficult to detect or eradicate and can have long-lasting negative effects. This can include emotional, psychological, or physical abuse that is often hidden or disguised, making it challenging to identify and address. The term “pernicious” suggests that the abuse is especially harmful or destructive, and that it can have severe consequences for the victim. It is important to recognize and address pernicious abuse, as it can have serious long-term effects on the mental and physical health of the victim.
© Linda C J Turner