Check this video out if you will,
Here we have a fella who is sick. He would like a bit of help during his illness. His S.O. at first seems to be a sympathetic figure. Then we see her true colors. She throws the phone at him, telling him to call his mother in order to obtain some soup.
What is wrong with this picture? Well, lots of things. Perhaps the worst is how she humiliates him needlessly. She might have said something like, “I wish that I could, but I am late for work”, or something along those lines. But no, she immediately escalates into humiliation. Probably this is a window into her inner soul, and it is not pretty.
As my ex and I were separating, she would go out of her way to try to humiliate me. Perhaps she was trying to bait me into a strong reaction, perhaps she was just wanted her jollies. Anyway that you look at it, it is very unbecoming. It drove the point home that it was time to move on.