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Valentine, Are You Mine? 3 Warning Signs of Love Gone Wrong

“You belong to me”

“Be Mine”

Sound like familiar, sweet sentiments? They can be. Yet some practice a love that is about control and ownership instead of mutual support. Healthy love is about respect, equality and there is a sense of peace within it. Unhealthy relationships are marked with jealousy, fear, guilt, coercion and control.
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Stalking Awareness

In a healthy relationship, you feel free to make your own decisions. You know your partner or friend values your opinion and safe boundaries. You do not try to control your partner’s actions or feelings. Relationships are not about ownership- they are about sharing love.
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Holiday Closings

Thank you for helping us make this holiday season so special for so many families. The SOS Administrative offices are closed until January 30th. Our hotline will still be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone needing assistance with sexual or domestic violence, dating or stalking violence. 24 hr hotline: 800-825-1295  

Domestic Violence questions you’ve wanted to ask, but didn’t!

We interviewed Yvette Sosa, SOS bilingual victim advocate, to learn answers to the burning questions you’ve wanted to ask, but never did. What is the most common type of domestic abuse? Verbal and emotional abuse. “It usually starts with name calling – making the person feel worthless,” said Yvette. “Often victims talk themselves out of realizing they are being victimized by minimizing the situation….
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