We can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. We’re so thankful for the positive response to our new website and the increased communication with our readers on calls, chats and now texts. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving, we wanted to stop for a moment and share what we’re grateful for this year.
- Our callers/chatters
Asking for help is never an easy thing to do. We want to recognize anyone who has come forward when something didn’t feel right in their relationship. Acknowledging that what you’re experiencing doesn’t feel healthy is the first step to realizing what you deserve in a relationship and what steps need to be taken to get you there.
- The friends & strangers who did something
We also want to extend a huge thanks to anyone who saw something and said something. Whether you stood up for a friend or a stranger, you made a big impact by calling out abuse as wrong. Just by speaking out, you gave someone validation that they deserve to be treated with respect. Thanks for having the courage to be heard.
- Supportive parents, friends, teachers, coaches and other mentors
Maybe you were the first person someone told about their abusive relationship. Maybe you showed concern and offered an open, judgment-free ear. Maybe you taught about healthy relationships and mutual respect. Maybe you created a safety plan and documented any signs of abuse you noticed over a period of time. Maybe you helped someone leave their abusive relationship and supported them as they moved forward. Thank you from all of us at www.loveisrespect.org. Abuse often cultivates isolation and loneliness. No one should have to go through this scary time alone. Thank you for being there.
- Anyone who volunteered in some way to raise awareness about dating abuse
Your contribution to the movement did not go unnoticed. By using your voice to promote healthy relationships and prevent dating violence, you are making the movement bigger and stronger. Anyone of any age and gender can take a stand against dating abuse. Thanks for everything you do to help us—we couldn’t do it without you.
- Our new partner, Break the Cycle
This partnership has strengthened our ability to reach the greatest number of people and educate them about how to have healthy and safe relationships. We are so excited about the future of our relationship!
- Our loyal sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women, Verizon, Liz Claiborne Inc., Healthy Care Service Corporation and mark, A Division of Avon Products.
Thank you for everything you do that allows us to continue raising awareness and preventing dating abuse.
What are you most thankful for this year?