As part of loveisrespect's Start Talking program, peer leaders create their own PSAs to help raise awareness on dating abuse and healthy relationships. In this series of PSAs, our youth leaders show that no matter what you think being "in love" means, there's only one thing that love equals: respect. Patience, honesty, trust, communication and mutual respect between you and your partner are what love really is.
Learn more about what you should look for in a partner, how you and your partner can communicate openly or get your dating questions answered. Think you or your friend is suffering from dating abuse? Take our quiz to find out if your relationship or your friend's relationship is safe and healthy.
"Above All Else"
“What Does Love Mean to You?”
“Think This is Love?”
You can watch more of our Start Talking PSAs, all of which are totally youth led - no adults were part of the video making process!
The Start Talking campaign is sponsored by Health Care Service Corporation and its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans of Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. If you live in these states, you can order your free Start Talking toolkit and start promoting healthy relationships today.
Welcome to loveisrespect's Real World live blog event! #RealWorldRealTalk
Tonight we’ll be watching for examples of healthy vs. unhealthy relationship behaviors. Tune in to the episode on MTV and join us - you can tweet us (#RealWorldRealTalk or #RealWorldExplosion) or leave comments below!
Let’s do a quick rundown of the main cast members in this episode and their relationships, just for reference (I mean, there are four names that start with the letter J!):
- Jenny and Brian are in an on again/off again relationship
- Jamie and Thomas are currently dating
- Hailey and Thomas are exes
- Jay and Jenna are in an undefined relationship
Looking for a way to make a difference?
It's not too late to apply to be a member of our National Youth Advisory Board (NYAB)!
We're recruiting new members through the end of the week. Applications are due by February 28, so don't wait!
You'd be joining 25 other dedicated and energetic young people across the country from all backgrounds and communities who are committed to ending dating abuse. Whether you care about dating violence on a personal or social level, we want you to help us plan content for loveisrespect, host nationwide events and talk with others in your community about healthy relationships.