Read the fine print. If your partner uses phrases like, “I love you” or “I’m sorry” to manipulate a situation, #thatsnotlove.
I Love You
Phrases like "I love you" or "I'm sorry" or "I didn't mean it" or "You understand, right?" should never be used to manipulate a situation. Here are some ideas on how you can use Asterisk to educate and empower others in your community.
Share on Social. Share these Asterisk videos on social using the below suggested copy. Remember to hashtag it with #thatsnotlove.
- Read the fine print. If your partner uses phrases like, "I love you" or "I'm sorry" to manipulate a situation, #thatsnotlove. Go to joinonelove.org/asterisk to learn more about relationship abuse and the gray area between love and control.
- Phrases like "I love you" can be used to manipulate a situation. Know relationship abuse so you can stop it. http://bit.ly/1SCcfxu #thatsnotlove
- Phrases like "I'm sorry" can be used to manipulation a situation. Know relationship abuse so you can stop it. http://bit.ly/1X0qa1D #thatsnotlove
Make someone read the Fine Print. Post this already-created poster on campus OR customize your own by filling in the white space. You can also engage friends and other campus members by having them come up with their own fine print statement. Either way, post the Fine Print posters across your college campus or community. Pro tip: Think about posting in intimate places where people can take a moment to pause and look at the poster (i.e., bathroom stalls, mirrors, community boards, residence halls, etc).
Tell Us What You Did
Snap photos and share them on social using the hashtag #thatsnotlove or email April at firstname.lastname@example.org.