You may not know that nearly 1 in 3 teens this year will be a victim of an abusive relationship. Often, the warning signs – like constantly checking in, name calling or keeping a girlfriend or boyfriend from spending time with family and friends – are so gradual that teens don’t recognize that what they think is “real love” is actually a toxic, controlling and dangerous relationship.
In this month’s issue of Seventeen Magazine, teens are speaking up about the unhealthy relationships they’ve experienced and encouraging their peers to understand what a true relationship should feel like.
Now, our friends at Love Is Not Abuse are taking the conversation to Twitter, and hope you can join them as
Love Is Not Abuse and Seventeen Magazine host a series of live Twitter Chats on #Whatlovemeans on Mondays from January 16 through February 6 from 4 – 5 p.m. ET.
These Twitter chats will give teens a chance to get their relationship questions answered by experts and share their thoughts on dating, relationships and what behaviors should (and should never) be accepted from a boyfriend or girlfriend.
The first #Whatlovemeans Twitter chat kicks off Monday, January 16th at 4 p.m. ET and we hope that you and your community can join us and help spread the word!
To join, sign in to your account at www.twitter.com. Search for the hashtag #Whatlovemeans to follow the conversation and add the hashtag to your own tweets to join in.
For more information, check out the announcement on loveisnotabuse.com, here , or pick up this month’s issue of Seventeen Magazine.
Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter (@Love_IsNotAbuse and @SeventeenMag) and check out
Love Is Not Abuse on Facebook (www.facebook.com/loveisnotabuse) for more updates.