Have you taken the Am I a Good Partner? quiz or read What is Abuse? and realized that the way you treat your partner is considered abusive? Recognizing that your behaviors are unhealthy and need to change is the first step toward building a healthy relationship, so congratulations on starting your journey. Moving forward, it is crucial that you accept responsibility for your actions and under no circumstances deny or minimize what you have done, or blame your partner for the abuse.
“You’re crazy - that never happened.”
“Are you sure? You tend to have a bad memory.”
“It’s all in your head.”
Does your boyfriend or girlfriend say things like this to you a lot? Do you often start questioning what’s really true – or even your own sanity – within your relationship? If so, your partner may be using what mental health professionals call “gaslighting.”
We are so excited to share some wonderful news -- we have selected six new members to join our National Youth Advisory Board!
The selection process for the National Youth Advisory Board (NYAB) is very competitive, and we thank everyone who applied. We truly appreciate your passion and interest in joining our efforts to prevent dating abuse.
That said, we are very pleased to welcome our newest board members and look forward to working with them to engage many more youth in creating healthy relationships. Learn more about our newest members below and stay connected to see what we have planned for this year: