I have heard it said by both men and women, that a man should just walk away from a woman when "she is on a roll"(to use Richard Pryor's phrase)but I have lately begun to rethink that position based on my studies of human psychology. I realize that words are actually far more profoundly felt and remembered than blows. That is clearly because in sensory terms, we are not only hearing words,(which are vibrations anyway), we are also feeling them. This is why years after we have been verbally assaulted by a parent, a teacher, boss, or marine drill instructor we can relive the pain as though it were happening all over again. I think the power of a verbal assault is lost on most of us, because nobody has to go to the hospital after one of those. You might feel very angered and belittled and humiliated, but no one has to call the cops or an ambulance...maybe later, but not tonight. But, an assault is an assault is an assault, and noone should require a man or woman to sit and endure an assault. My personal philosophy would be to determine whether I am involved with a sister who deals with her anger by screaming or reason. If she's a screamer, I got to know that it aint going to work, and when I walk out, I probably need to just keep on stepping. Anyone have any thoughts or personal experiences along these lines.