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Self-care is essential to healthy relationships


February 8, 2018

Dear editor,

February is National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month. This year’s theme is Healthy Me, Healthy We. Sometimes we think that putting someone else first makes us a better partner, friend, or family member. But it’s easier to respect others’ needs when we honor our own. People who have healthy coping skills are better able to recognize boundaries, practice empathy, and resolve conflict peacefully.

How can you start the conversation about self-care with young people?

-Explore a new way to practice self-care –exercise, meditation, journaling, art, or another hobby. Invi...

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