October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence - Girl Zone

 

 

Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it is important to take a look at the relationships in our lives and our friends lives. Many young women start to enter their first relationship but are unaware what a healthy and loving relationship looks like.

A Healthy Relationship Is...

A Healthy Relationship is NOT...

  • Trust
  • Hard Work
  • Commitment
  • Asking for what you need
  • Encouragement
  • Safety
  • Listening and support
  • Sharing Responsibilities
  • Compromise
  • Closeness
  • Recognizing and Accepting Differences
  • Openness
  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Friendship
  • Honesty
  • Communication
  • Jealousy
  • Possessiveness
  • Obsession
  • Threatening
  • Cruelty
  • Violence
  • Blaming and Belittling
  • Inequality
  • Control
  • Dependency
  • Giving up yourself or your friends
  • Intimidation
  • Withholding affection
  • Fear
  • Proving Yourself
  • Manipulation
  • Expecting all your needs to be met by your partner

 

If you or a friend needs help, call: 1-800-228-7395

Visit these websites:

www.loveisrespect.org

www.breakthesilenceonviolence.org