I follow someone on Tumblr who is super enthusiastic and insistent about calling anything that produces certain emotional reactions emotional abuse. Like,

“If you often have anxiety about the idea that you might be a terrible person, you were definitely emotionally abused,”

“If you often fear that everyone hates you, you were definitely emotionally abused,”

“If you often feel worthless after making minor mistakes, you were definitely emotionally abused,”

etc.

In theory, I totally agree.

Personally, I’m a little too self-deprecating still to completely get behind all that.

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