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.
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.
If you determine that these warning signs are part of your relationship, remember: you are not alone.
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.
In this series of articles, we will explore each warning sign in more depth so that you will have a better idea about what each sign means and if you need to address a problem in your relationship.
DASH’s early warning signs are meant to guide you in determining whether your relationship is healthy.
An abusive partner will tell you that no one else will love you because you are fat, ugly, stupid – pick a word.
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.