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.
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.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.Believe me, people like that never change, they can promise you to go to psychologists, stop drinking, etc.
It will only get better until they regain control, once they have it again, you’ll be suffering once more.
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.
No one likes to be called names, even when it’s innocent teasing by friends.
The increased awareness of bullying behavior has brought this warning sign more attention.
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.