Real Stories: The Text that Ended It

This is Real Stories - a blog written by Let's Be Real members about their experiences with relationships, dating, and more. LBR is a movement by young people for young people about relationships.

And for me, someone who had never had a serious boyfriend before, I thought that this is what it looks like when someone loves you; they want to control you…because they care. But hindsight is 20/20 and I now know that is not true.

Termite Invasion: Your Mental Health after Dating Violence

Bad news. You had termites in your house. They ate at the walls for a while, but you called the exterminator and the pests are out. Unfortunately, there are still remnants of the termites' presence - marks in the wood, a weakened wall in the living room. For survivors of intimate partner violence - also known as dating or domestic violence - your mental health post-relationship abuse might be in bad shape, like a house post-termite invasion.

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