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Ask Sujeiry: Is He Disrespecting Me If He Calls Me Names?

A woman asks for relationship advice regarding her man and name calling. Is he disrespecting her if he calls her names? Advice for couples in this situation.

Dear Sujeiry,

My boyfriend is a clown. I love it cause he makes me laugh but sometimes he jokes at my expense and it bothers me. Sometimes he calls me names, like asshole or dummy. I know he’s joking around but is it disrespectful?

He treats me great though. It’s just his way of kidding, I think. I haven’t talked to him about it but it can be hurtful. What is your relationship advice?


Name Calling BF

Dear Name Calling BF,

Is it disrespectful that he calls you names? If it is hurting your feelings, yes. Disrespect comes in many forms, and name calling is one of them. But it is all relative. Many couples communicate this way and even by cursing at each other and can have a great relationship. It all depends on how you and your partner are taking the name calling and how it’s affecting your self-worth and self-esteem.

[ALSO READ: 5 Lessons I Learned from Bad Boys I’ve Dated]

Bottom line, if you feel disrespected, you must speak up. If what he says is bothering you, say so. He may not be saying these thing with ill intent. He probably doesn’t think you are taking it any other way but as a joke.

The best relationship advice I can give you is this: communicate how you feel always, especially when it comes to how a man is treating you and your heart.



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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


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