Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Love Is...

Love is not...
abuse

What is dating abuse?? Dating abuse is when one partner uses a pattern of abusive behaviors to exert
power and control
over another.


Abuse is not only physical...but can also be in the form of:
peer pressure
emotional
intimidation
blame
denial
threats
isolation
or sexual

Abuse can happen in person, though letters, notes, and picture, online or digital.


A dating partner is
any person
any gender
any sexual orientation
who is involved with another person romantically or intimately.











Love is not abuse.

Love is...

respect
listening
caring
accepting
kind
trust
earned
caring
patient
caring enough to ask
safe

How do you define love??












 

loveisrespect.org


(This is the first of a series of blogs over the next month on raising awareness and prevention of dating violence. My debut young adult novel Break From You is about the devastating effects of dating abuse. Release date will be announce soon! )








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