Originally Posted by rory
It was the worst right before I moved out, I was afraid of her at that point. It felt so normal it took me years to even see it as abuse. I notice that I still tend to downplay it because there were only few minor incidents on physical abuse.
My situation is very similar. And I think it's so freaky we need to even paraphrase our experiences with 'only' or 'just', but that is how I think, too. REAL abuse is about visits to the ER and broken bones, not about constantly feeling bad and afraid.