Love is Respect
You’ve heard it before — love is respect.
But where can you go for support when a loving relationship has become a relationship without respect? Loveisrespect is a website with endless resources for those in an abusive relationship who are looking for help, or those who want to do something to help someone in an abusive relationship.
The site has numerous tips on how to better communicate with your partner, how to build trust, and how to learn to set healthy boundaries. Loveisrespect isn’t only for those dealing with abuse; the blog includes many posts about how to make any relationship better and healthier. Some amazing articles include: In(ternet) Love: Have a Healthy Online Relationship, When Your Family Doesn’t Approve of Your Partner, and The Pressure to Sext: What You Need to Know About Sexting Coercion.
This website helps to differentiate between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationship behaviors. There is an awesome interactive “Relationship Spectrum” in which you can make decisions about whether different behaviors and scenarios are “healthy”, “unhealthy”, or “abusive.” Your rating will be compared to where the website rated the behavior.
There are also quizzes that can help to test your knowledge of dating abuse: “Is My Relationship Healthy?” and “Can Abusers Change?” can give great outside perspectives on a relationship that you might be questioning the health of.
For someone that has never been abused, it can be difficult to understand why breaking up involves so many conflicting emotions. Loveisrespect helps to explain the difficult process of leaving an abusive relationship for those that can’t understand, and puts resources within reach for those dealing with abuse.
You can text “loveis” to 22522, call 1.866.331.9474, or visit the website http://www.loveisrespect.org/ to chat with a peer advocate and get advice. They remind you that “No relationship question is off limits, too crazy or embarrassing. We are here to help!”
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