[Text reads: Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.]
Changing is hard work! Know someone who has promised to change but hasn’t followed through? It might be something to think about more closely: Is My Abusive Partner Changing? Quiz
I was on Pinterest searching for an AWESOME pic about healthy relationships and saw more negative quotes than positive ones! :-( ERROR MESSAGE!!!!!! In relationships we often normalize unhealthy behavior because this is what is often romanticized in movies and media—the struggle, the sacrifice, the difficulties! BUT we at Between Friends believe healthy behavior can add to an amazing and exciting relationship without the drama!
You DESERVE to be in a healthy and happy relationship. No need to go through the hurt and the pain ESPECIALLY if it’s a pattern. No relationship is perfect but when unhealthy behavior is a pattern and there is no attempt to change it, that’s a WARNING SIGN! You hoping that they will change isn’t going to allow them to change.
We hear that a lot in schools! No relationship is perfect but you don’t have to be in a relationship with fighting or even arguing!! It is possible to have a calm and effective conversation. When you stop fighting in a relationship it doesn’t mean that there is nothing worth fighting for it just means you found a better way to resolve your problems!
Don’t ever give up on finding the right relationship for you! Remember relationships take work and patience. Take the time to build with that person and enjoy the time you two spend as friends! We’ll be sure to post some more tips to help you out!
We love the commentary on these unhealthy quotes about relationships! BOOST for sharing the truth about pretty graphics with not-so-pretty messages!
*Links to loveisrespect added to the OP for even more info! :-)
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Sometimes we all have questions that are hard to ask aloud. Whether its about sexual health or geometry homework—the internet is full of answers! So where’s a good place to go for answers about healthy relationships? loveisrespect!
If you have questions like, “Is it okay for my boyfriend to like other girls’ pictures on instagram?" or "What do I do if my girlfriend is asking me to send explicit pictures?" or "How do I get my partner to give me some space?" you can call 1-866-331-9474, chat with us online, or text us.
Has there ever been a time in your life when you got angry and ended up hurting someone you care about? Do you ever feel like your anger might be getting out of control? If anger is a common emotion in your life, chances are you’re causing undue harm to yourself and others.
i’d be happy to answer any questions about this. ask box is always open!
Excellent response! A lot of our advocates at loveisrespect are devoted Pretty Little Liars fans, but this season has been difficult to watch with how scary and unhealthy Ezra and Aria’s relationship has become.
Even if you relationship does look exactly like theirs, if something doesn’t feel quite right in your relationship, we’re always here to talk 24/7.
If your love life is less than ideal, don’t worry — your hat is awesome.
Further reading: Dr. Lewis’ A General Theory of Love
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and you can help spread awareness by wearing orange on the 11th (Tuesday)! You also learn more on our site at loveisrespect.org.
One in three teens in the US is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a partner. February’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort that YOU can get involved in! Click the link above for more info!