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Everyday Self-Care

Jun 24, 2014
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Self-CareHere at loveisrespect we talk a lot about self-care. We talk about when you need it (always), who should do it (everyone), and why it matters (because your emotional/mental well-being is SO important), but we haven’t really talked a lot about what it actually is, so here we go! 

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loveisrespect Visits West High in Torrance

Jun 19, 2014
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West High in TorranceThis past week, loveisrespect showed everyone at West High high school in Torrance, California what’s so important about healthy relationships!

We got to meet with over 100 students with the help of National Youth Advisory Board member Sarah Honeycutt and our newest high school volunteer Samantha Vrcic. Samantha, who is currently Miss Teen South Bay, will be competing in the Miss Manhattan Beach competition and is working with Break the Cycle to raise awareness about teen dating abuse and healthy relationships.

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Recognizing the Signs

Jun 13, 2014
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Today’s post was written by Anitra, one of our peer advocates. She has bravely chosen to share her personal experience with the hope that it will help others recognize the signs of an abusive relationship. 

Recognize the signsAbusive relationships are tough situations that can happen to anyone. Relationships that seem healthy and positive can quickly take a turn for the worse and before you know it, you could be in over your head. This is something that happened to me. 

A few years ago, I was in a relationship that started off really positive. We met through friends at a birthday dinner, and he seemed nice. In the beginning, he was fun and seemed to want to get to know me. I thought the relationship had a lot of promise.