Love is Not Abuse introduces a new resource online including curriculums for high school and college, and a series of handbooks for teens and parents about prevention of teen dating violence. Visit the new site at http://www.breakthecycle.org/youth-leadership-education.
We at DASH had a great idea to write an article on how to handle a summer romance. Well, great minds think alike and our friends at loveisrespect.org, the National Teen Dating Abuse site had the same idea! They’ve written a terrific piece on how to enjoy a new summer romance, or maintain your current relationship. Read the article at Love Is Respect.
She stays because she loves him.
She stays because she believes he needs help, and she can help him.
She stays because she believes things will get better. They don’t.
She stays because she doesn’t know how to leave.
There’s a song that was first sung by a 17-year-old Lesley Gore in 1964. It reached number 2 on the Billboard charts sitting just behind the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Your parents or grandparents might remember it. It’s been recorded by a wide variety of artists including Bette Midler, Joan Jett, The Blow Monkeys, and Eminem even sampled it on his song “Untitled” in 2010. Nichole Sherzinger sang it on the 2009 finale of The Sing-off.