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Bev La ChanceOh, those teenage years – new experiences, new feelings, getting to know yourself and, sometimes, flat out bewilderment as you try to fit in to this crazy world.  Making friends and establishing relationships can be a tricky prospect – so knowing what to look out for in order to keep that relationship healthy is important.  The following elements should be kept in mind when teens, or any one of us, find ourselves feeling swept off of our feet.  Take off the rose-colored glasses, toss the blinders and take a look at the following.

  • Mutual Respect – Respect means that you value your partners individuality and understand their boundaries- and vice versa. Know what you stand for and don’t be willing to compromise.
  • Trust – at the core of many unhealthy relationships is jealousy – it seems to be pervasive in domestic violence.  A relationship can’t be healthy if you don’t feel confident that your relationship is underscored by trust
  • Honesty – It’s hard to trust someone if they aren’t being honest. When honesty is questioned, trust finds shaky ground and the relationship suffers
  • Good communication – speak honestly and openly so that miscommunication is avoided.  Never keep feelings bottled up because you’re afraid it is not what your partner wants to hear

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WCA Mission Tour

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SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Healing Begins with Hope

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