Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Keeping Aware during Sexual Assault Awareness Month
by Christina Hays

Crisis Services of North Alabama and the Jackson County Coalition Against Domestic violence promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month every April.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

I Just Don’t Measure Up
by Teresia Smith

Do you ever compare yourself to others and feel like you don’t quite measure up? Maybe you feel you’re not as pretty. Or maybe they look more fun to hang out with and always seem to be posting exciting things they are doing with friends. Or perhaps they post their home expertly decorated and always clean and tidy. Maybe their kids seem flawless, and they appear to be a perfect parent. It seems they always have it together.

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Love shouldn’t hurt -ever

Are You an Emotional Stuffer?
by Teresia Smith

Emotions are a part of being human, but learning how to effectively handle strong feelings is challenging. How many times have you received the following poor advice when you are hurting? “Don’t cry over it.” “Don’t let them get to you.” “Just get over it and move on.”

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

10 Red Flags of Abuse
by Rebecca Hieronymi

When people think of abuse they often associate it to physical violence. But that isn’t where abuse starts or ends. Abuse can be physical, mental, or emotional and everything in between. It is important to understand what constitutes as abuse and what you can do about it if you come to realize that you are being abused. What follows is a list of 10 Red Flags of an abusive relationship. This list does not cover every red flag or sign of abuse so if you feel you are being abused, please seek out help.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Forgive and Forget?
by Teresia Smith

Many times when we seek advice from someone about dealing with the wounds in our life, we are given well-meaning but often misdirected advice: forgive and forget.

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