NOTE: We are re-posting this article on Warning Signs – Insults You/Calls You Names to allow you to read some of the excellent comments we’ve received from those who are or have been in an abusive relationship.Please be aware that these comments are for informational purposes only; we cannot verify the validity of each individual comment.As in the first warning sign calling names is about control and humiliation.We all have dealt with nicknames and insults, even among our friends.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.Yes, your partner can have his/her own opinions, but when they question your ideas to the point of insult or humiliation, it becomes emotional abuse.It doesn’t matter if the verbal abuse takes place in front of others or not.
Some partners may use the most disgusting references in order to crush your self esteem.
There is no need to spell them out here; you can imagine what kinds of words they use.
By insulting you he/she is making you more dependent.
If you need help, please contact a professional organization such as at 1-866-331-9474.
DASH’s early warning signs are meant to guide you in determining whether your relationship is healthy.