Possibly, but probably not. According to the American Psychiatric Association, to be diagnosed with PTSD an individual would have been exposed to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence in at least one of the following ways:
- He or she was a victim of the traumatic event.
- He or she witnessed, in person, the event as it happened to others.
- The individual learned the traumatic event happened to a close family member or friend. When it comes to actual or threatened death of a close family members or friends, the events must have occurred violently or accidentally.
- He or she experienced repeated or severe exposure to harsh details of the traumatic exposure. For example, EMT’s finding dead bodies or collecting human remains.
That’s not to say being in a verbally and emotionally abusive relationship can’t be traumatic–it can. And the effects can last long after the relationship ends. It probably wouldn’t be certified as PTSD though unless it met the criteria above. More on PTSD here: https://thriveworks.com/blog/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/