No one likes to be called names, even when it’s innocent teasing by friends.
The increased awareness of bullying behavior has brought this warning sign more attention.
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.
It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want.
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.
All children in our care and custody healthy, safe, smart and strong…
It is a vision that both is eloquent in its simplicity and enormously complex to achieve. Not by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families acting on its own, but acting in partnership with families who seek or need assistance, with the communities in which they reside, with our state agency partners and the advocates whose insights continue to be invaluable.
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.