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.It doesn’t matter if the verbal abuse takes place in front of others or not.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.
If that person is your boyfriend or girlfriend it becomes a whole different story.
As in the first warning sign calling names is about control and humiliation.
We all have dealt with nicknames and insults, even among our friends.
You might be a nerd, a jock, a popular and be proud about it.
Having others call you names might roll right off you.