Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Is This Abuse?

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if a relationship is abusive.  Some warning signs of an abusive partner might be someone who: Checks their partner’s phone without permission Isolates their partner from friends and/or family Physically hurts their partner Tells their partner what to do Pressures their partner into having sex When trying to…

Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Dating Basics

“Dating” is a term that can mean many different things to many different people. First off, dating can involve a long-term relationship, but it can also involve a short-term relationship. The relationship may be casual, such as a hookup, or it may be serious and committed to one person (or more than one person). It…

Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Healthy Relationships

Whether someone is engaging in a one-night hookup, or something more long-term, everyone deserves for their relationships to be safe and healthy. A “healthy” relationship should be built on constructive communication, trust, respect, and mutually-set boundaries. A healthy relationship isn’t controlling and doesn’t make anyone feel powerless. Healthy communication starts with finding the right place…