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.
The curious thing is how many people there are in the world who are perfectly convinced that he is a living human being. I get letters addressed to him and I get letters asking for his autograph. I get letters addressed to his rather stupid friend, Watson. I’ve even had ladies writing to say that they’d be very glad to act as his housekeeper. One of them, when she heard that he’d turned to the occupation of keeping bees, wrote saying that she was an expert at segregating the queen—whatever that may mean—and that she was evidently predestined to be the housekeeper of Sherlock Holmes.
That awkward moment when Arthur Conan Doyle uses his only known filmed interview to call Watson stupid and talk about obsessed fangirls.