"The signs of emotional abuse may not be readily apparent. Learn how to recognize the signs of emotional abuse and what to do about it." www.HealthyPlace.com
When I was younger my friends would pin me down and hurt me and say that I should be glad that they weren't rapists because I'd be a goner, I would cry and say sorry for things that weren't my fault. To this day the thoughts of those moments bring me to my knees in shame and sobs.
Verbal abuse & emotional abuse are as unacceptable as physical abuse. Some physical abuse isn't visible to others. Don't cover over what's happening & hope it will get better, & don't cover for the other person with excuses. Be strong-get help/get out.