In Honor of National Eating Disorders Week

What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are psychological conditions that cause the development of unhealthy eating habits. Most eating disorders begin with an obsession with an individual’s body shape or weight. Although the disorders do not usually have health implications, severe cases can cause many problems all over your body. People with eating disorders demonstrate…

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…