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.
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.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.And yet even when the number of people who are considered overweight form the majority of the population, obesity is in many ways one of the remaining acceptable prejudices.
Last week, the #fatshamingweek hastag was trending on Twitter as numerous assholes and shitbags took to the network and decided to mock fat people – mostly women, but men too – from behind the dubious anonymity of their Twitter accounts.
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.
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.
As in the first warning sign calling names is about control and humiliation.