emotional abuse is when someone does something to hurt you, and when you express your feelings, that you’re upset, they turn it around to be something you did to hurt them and they force you to apologize for it, and your feelings, like always, are rendered invalid and silenced, forever damaging the ability to trust others with your feelings because they always are used against you.
this is important because so many people don’t know this
I wish people had told me this when I was a teenager. I’ve got sick and tired of hearing my crappy “friends” saying things like “You’re being too sensitive/emotional”, “You’re exaggerating”, “You can’t take a joke, can you?!” or “Are you on PMS?” everytime I complained about them hurting my feelings (I think it’s called gaslighting)…
And I think it’s important to emphasize that not only romantic partners can do this to you. Friends and family can be emotionally abusive as well.