Our second early warning sign of abuse is: Insults you, calls you names This may seem like an obvious warning sign.
No one likes to be called names, even when it’s innocent teasing by friends.
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You shouldn’t feel that you need to fix yourself in order to meet your partner’s standard. Recognize the signs of dating abuse and get help if your relationship exhibits any of these characteristics. loveisrespect.org, a collaboration of Break the Cycle and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, can now answer your questions and concerns via text message.
Emotional abuse can happen to any one and it may eventually escalate to physical abuse if it isn’t stopped. Abusers know that they can control you emotionally because no one wants to admit that someone else has treated them so poorly. Simply text “Love Is” to 77054 for confidential help.
Names, particularly if they are hurled at you by someone who claims to love you, can be terribly painful.
If people you don’t really care about call you names, it may not be as upsetting.If that person is your boyfriend or girlfriend it becomes a whole different story.As in the first warning sign calling names is about control and humiliation.By insulting you he/she is making you more dependent.Many abusers will humiliate or embarrass their partners in public as a method of control to “prove” that only the abuser can love them.Any time your partner chooses to insult you, your appearance, your intelligence, your choices or opinions it’s emotional abuse.