Wednesday, October 5, 2016

“If we think we don’t merit a safe, loving and equal partner, we will never bring that person into our lives. If we think we can’t be happy, can’t ask for our needs to be met or don’t need to have them met, then we are doomed. The good news is that by changing our thoughts, we open ourselves up to positive influences and actions in our lives that allow us to thrive in the relationships that we always wanted.” —Sherry Gaba, a psychotherapist, life coach and certified recovery coach specializing in individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy 

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Domestic violence impacts women, men and children of every age, background and belief. Throughout the month of October — Domestic Violence Awareness Month — let's mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived and connect those who work to end violence. Here is what you can do: Volunteer your time with yourstate coalition or local program. Wear purple, the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and use this as a way to tell others why ending domestic violence is important to you. Talk with a friend, family member, colleague or neighbor about domestic violence. Talking about domestic violence helps to erase stigma and shows survivors that they will be supported.  Domestic violence thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence. 

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