It's sometimes said that we AB/DL's are the way we are because we were abused as children and want to go back to what we didn't get a chance to have. So I've put together a poll to test it. Note that verbal abuse over a long period definately counts as abuse for the purposes of this poll. If you have to ask yourself whether or not to put yourself in the abused catagory, you probably should.
Please note that this poll is a private poll, so no worries about having your answer found out.