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.
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.
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.
By insulting you he/she is making you more dependent.
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.
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.
By insulting you he/she is making you more dependent.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.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.If you don’t keep on reading, I swear I won’t be upset with you.