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.Constant criticism will compel the victim to “improve” him/herself.
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.
Many abusers will humiliate or embarrass their partners in public as a method of control to “prove” that only the abuser can love them.
A victim of emotional abuse may start to blame themselves for the abuser’s behavior and come to believe what the abuser says.
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.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.You need to be able to tell the difference between a silly nickname and an abusive one.Any time your partner chooses to insult you, your appearance, your intelligence, your choices or opinions it’s emotional abuse.The old rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me” certainly isn’t true.