The old rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me” certainly isn’t true.Names, particularly if they are hurled at you by someone who claims to love you, can be terribly painful.
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.
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.
These statements are real, and they are ridiculous. Q: What's the best thing to say to someone who's in an interracial relationship?
A: Nothing that you wouldn't say to someone who's dating within their race. I'm down with the swirl too.' From black guys: 'Why are you going out with that white boy? I vaguely remember browsing for free and coming across a profile that intrigued me, which of course meant I had to put down some cash to send a message to whatever vexing minx shared my lack of social skills.Over the years I’ve had a number of wonderful relationships with people I’ve met online, but none of them have lasted any significant amount of time. Maybe it’s coincidence or perhaps meeting someone online just doesn’t have the romantic ingredient that seems to be missing from my hot and meaty stew of love.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.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.