Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
by Teresia Smith

February is thought of as the month of love. Midway through the month, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. The holiday of hearts, flowers, candy, and special dates with your significant other where you display your love for the world to see. However, for many, the person they may celebrate Valentine’s Day with is also the person who is hurting them. February is designated as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Choose You
By Teresia  Smith

Remember a few years ago when Frozen was the most popular kids movie and every little girl knew all the words to the song “Let it Go” and you could hear them singing it everywhere over and over? Have you ever actually read the lyrics and wondered what was being let go?

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

How To Deal with Manipulative People
by  Rebecca Hieronymi

Relationships exist on a spectrum and it can sometimes be hard to tell when a behavior goes from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Have you ever had a friend, whom you love dearly, but maybe you’ve realized that they always get what they want, tear down your confidence and always play the victim? When a person acts this way, it might mean they are an emotional manipulator. So, what do you do? Here are some tips on how to spot emotional manipulation and put a stop to it.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Scars
by Teresia Smith

Life often brings us many physical scars from injuries, surgeries, or accidents. Sometimes they are even self-inflicted.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Being “we” without losing “me”
by Teresia Smith

Sometimes, in the beginning of a relationship, you present the very best version of yourself. You go the extra mile to display your best characteristics and subdue those that may not be super attractive, producing the best version of yourself you have ever been.

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