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.
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.
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.
As in the first warning sign calling names is about control and humiliation.
Having others call you names might roll right off you.
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.
Remember, if the person you love is making you feel bad about yourself then he/she really doesn’t love you. You should feel free to express who you really are with your partner. For confidential help, please call the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474.
You shouldn’t feel that you need to fix yourself in order to meet your partner’s standard. Recognize the signs of dating abuse and get help if your relationship exhibits any of these characteristics. loveisrespect.org, a collaboration of Break the Cycle and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, can now answer your questions and concerns via text message.