Any time your partner chooses to insult you, your appearance, your intelligence, your choices or opinions it’s emotional abuse.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.After all, if the person who loves you thinks you’re stupid then it must be true.
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Having others call you names might roll right off you.
You need to be able to tell the difference between a silly nickname and an abusive one.
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.It doesn’t matter if the verbal abuse takes place in front of others or not.An abusive partner will tell you that no one else will love you because you are fat, ugly, stupid – pick a word.By insulting you he/she is making you more dependent.