ifIknew

ifIknew is a health initiative for young adults that uses a multi media approach, including social media and in person programs, to address the contemporary issues that impact the well-being, self-image, careers, and relationships of people in their 20's and 30's.

If I Knew is a prevention education project that raises awareness about risky behaviors that can profoundly impact lives.

When you're in a healthy relationship...

  • You respect each other
  • You don’t try to control each other
  • You’re not afraid of your partner
  • You have some breathing room.  You don’t feel bad about making time to see your friends and do the things you enjoy doing.
  • You listen to each other
  • You make decisions together
  • You feel okay disagreeing and can both compromise

When you’re in an unhealthy relationship:

  • You get called names or get hit
  • You never hang out with your friends or family anymore.
  • You’re getting constant text messages
  • Your partner gets jealous of everyone you talk to and everything you do
  • Your partner tries to control you
  • Your partner shows up unannounced
  • You find yourself sticking up for your partner
  • You feel pressured to do things that make you uncomfortable

It’s hard to know what you want in a partner when you don’t really know who you are.  When you’re in a relationship, make sure you have someone you can talk to.  We all need a “go to” person to check in with.   Spend time figuring out what makes you passionate (working with animals, art, music) and do it!  Go make a difference in the world.  This is a great way to build your self-esteem.  When you do what you love, you’ll attract the right kind of person into your life who can appreciate all of your qualities and who doesn’t want to change you.

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