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Creating a culture without abuse takes all of us. With one in three young people experiencing some form of dating abuse, it is essential that we take a serious step toward deconstructing unhealthy relationships, and our beliefs about them. Your voice matters, and getting involved is the first step to raising awareness about dating abuse and creating healthy relationships!

Why is teenDVmonth So Important?

During teenDVmonth, we've asked our National Youth Advisory Board to guest write blogs. This week's youth perspective is brought to you by Nicole De Sario, Executive Team Member.

As you may know, the National Youth Advisory Board for loveisrespect consists of 24 youth aged 14-24 from all over the country. I asked the members to explain why teen dating violence awareness month is so important to them, and to this movement. Some of their thoughts are included below: 

Recovering from an Unhealthy Relationship

Going through a breakup is always difficult, no matter the circumstances. But going through a breakup after being in an unhealthy relationship can feel even worse. It’s important to remember you’re not alone and have the support of family and friends to get you through this tough time. Plus, it’s necessary to remember that a breakup is temporary -- the feeling will not last forever. Here are some ways to help recover after a breakup:

What Happens When a Breakup Goes Wrong

You’ve just gone through a breakup. It’s intense, painful, and sad. These feelings are totally natural and expected. Despite these common feelings, many people don’t want to accept or understand that their relationship has ended. What do you do when you break up with someone who won’t let go, especially if you were in an unhealthy or abusive relationship?

Rely On Your Support Systems


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