Gratitude: Looking at What to Be Thankful for in a Relationship

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment and give thanks to what we're grateful for in our partners and healthy relationships. See what the Break the Cycle staff had to say!

Charlotte Keenan, Staff Attorney:

I am thankful for trust and open communication about boundaries and needs.

Sarah Colome, Training and TA Program Manager:

Break the Cycle Roundup on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This past October, we were busy participating in National Domestic Violence Awareness Month events across the country, raising awareness and educating youth, parents and community members! Check out some of the amazing conferences, talks, and more we got to be a part of in this roundup of events to encourage young people to create healthy relationships:

Getting Past the Honeymoon Phase

Ah, the “honeymoon period” -- that spark of magic where everything in a dating partner seems perfect. It’s exciting, it’s exhilarating, it’s romantic! And then, the magic starts to fade. The wave of new discoveries slows down and we find ourselves in a relationship that doesn’t feel shiny and new.

The honeymoon period is over. So what happens next?

Back to School: How Well Do You Know the Warning Signs of Dating Violence?

With school starting back up, so does the opportunity for new or continuing romances. While relationships or casual hookups can be exciting at first, it’s extremely important to know the warning signs of dating violence. Recognizing these signs can help prevent a dating partner from becoming hurt or help them communicate better with their dating partner.

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