Abusers control, manipulate and make you feel like you are the one with the problem. Stand up, speak out and take back your life. You are not to blame. - Amen both my father and ex-husbands were abusers.
Exactly my first year of marriage. And why my heart broke. It wasn't even that I was crying. It was that he had always cared so much if I shed a tear and then he went to sleep with me sobbing nightly on the couch. So much truth to this.
From a horrible person! Emotional Abuse can be often worse than physical abuse, because it stays with the person & holds their mind a prisoner. I sadly know this & it can take years to retrain & believe in truth, not fiction & escape all forms of Abuse.
Don't doubt that the invalidating of your feelings over and over is a type of abuse. If someone mistreats you, you have every right to get angry and react. Fighting back does not make you a bad person or crazy.
Just because a person doesn't put hands on you, that doesn't mean they aren't abusive. Abuse is control, blatant disrespect, & also hurtful words. Don't settle for emotional abuse thinking it's ok because it's not physical.