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“Because I Love You” is such a simple phrase that can take on a different meaning in an unhealthy relationship; escalating from a statement of care to one of control. In a violent or abusive relationship, control statements like “Because I Love You” are often used in a pattern of put-downs or mind games that are meant to gain power over you, leave you feeling fearful or like everything’s your fault.
Watch the videos below to learn more about controlling statements.
Because I Love You – Delete
Because I Love You – Double Whiskey
Talk to your friends about control statements and help them understand why they are unhealthy
To help you with this conversation, we’ve created a discussion guide complete with questions and answers to help you talk about controlling statements and other unhealthy relationship behaviors. You can use this guide for conversations in the classroom, with groups or teams, friends or even with loved ones.
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