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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.
Constant criticism will compel the victim to “improve” him/herself.
After all, if the person who loves you thinks you’re stupid then it must be true.
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.
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.
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.
Our second early warning sign of abuse is: Insults you, calls you names This may seem like an obvious warning sign.
No one likes to be called names, even when it’s innocent teasing by friends.