Dating violence on valentines day
You can get the first chapter of his book by signing up here. I believe that the book, The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans should be required reading.You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Abuse is brainwashing; that is why it is so difficult to escape.Are you being an active participant in all of your relationships? This Valentine’s Day, celebrate the healthy relationships in your life by realizing what makes them great and by thinking of ways you could make them even better.Here are some ideas for how to deepen the bonds you share with your loved ones.On the surface, the focus of Valentine’s Day seems to be teddy bears and gifts but the deeper meaning of the day lies in relationships — the one you have with yourself and those you have with others.Today, take time to reflect on the different people in your life and your relationships with them.In order to end the cycle of domestic violence, we as a society must come together, express empathy for victims and intolerance for abusers.
On a societal level, domestic violence persists because of silence.
On a couples level, domestic violence tends to persist due to a three phase self-reinforcing cycle: In the first phase, tension builds between the batterer and the woman.
The second phase involves the perpetration of violence.
For your friends: Are your friendships two-sided, with each of you giving the other support?
Take time today to make sure you’re being the best friend you can be. Don’t assume anything, and don’t spend time planning what you’ll say next instead of listening to what they’re saying now.