This is not a question of grammar, but a definition of words in context. In the following sentence,
"You should recollect a past event that was highly emotional/abusive for you."
do you think that the two words 'emotional' and 'abusive' are synonymous here or not? Here, the past event is a bad experience and the author insists on addressing the wound by writing and/or talking about it.
I am posting because we (not native speakers) have some controversy. So I am asking for intelligent answer here. Thanks.