More common questions
How do I bring One Love to my school or community?
So you want to bring One Love to your school or community – that’s great! Here are some ways to get started:
- Check out the Story of One Love Video
- Learn about our workshops and bring the discussion to a classroom
- Fundraise on behalf of One Love to help support the cause
I need help or advice on a relationship. Where do I go?
While we focus on prevention and are not trained advocates or counselors, our partners provide great support if you’d like to talk to an expert about your relationship. Please check out our resources page, or contact the National Hotline and Love Is Respect for additional guidance. You can also consult our Blog which provides helpful articles with tips and relationship advice.
How do I learn more about your educational workshops?
Learn more about One Love’s educational workshops here. Does our content inspire you to take action in your community? Become a trained facilitator to help educate others about healthy versus unhealthy relationships with One Love’s video-based workshops in our Education Center.
How do I volunteer?
Thank you for wanting to get involved with One Love. There are lots of ways that you can bring us to your community. You can get involved by hosting a fundraiser, using our educational content to teach others about healthy relationships, donating, and staying informed on our news and events.
How do I get trained as a facilitator?
Becoming a certified facilitator is one of the most rewarding ways to get involved with One Love and help our mission. You will learn how to introduce life-saving knowledge about healthy and unhealthy relationships to your community.
- The first step is to sign up for the One Love Education Center, your home for everything you need to host a workshop: training courses, discussion guides, lesson plans, and so much more!
- Once you activate your account and login, complete the two prerequisite courses: Intro to One Love and Effective Facilitation.
- Completing the prerequisites will unlock several workshop-specific film-based courses including, Escalation, Behind the Post, Because I Love You, Love Labyrinth, Amor del bueno, and Couplets!
How do I hold a fundraiser?
Fundraising is a great way to get involved with One Love. We make it easy for you to create a fundraiser experience that is fun and rewarding. First, you come up with an idea that will appeal to your friends and family – a sports team game dedication, a walk or run, a happy hour, a bake sale, a party or a block party, the sky’s the limit. We will then provide you with your own fundraising page and a toolkit with ideas, templates, and advice that help make your event successful. Contact [email protected] for more information on how to get started.
The first and most important thing when setting a boundary is to ask the other person for permission or how they feel. “Do you want me to text you every night?” “Is it OK if I hug you right now?” “How do you feel about sex before being official?”
Just as important as asking, is actually listening to how the other person responds and honoring or respecting their answer. Taking the other person’s feelings into consideration is a crucial part of every healthy relationship. You might need to have multiple conversations about what you’re comfortable with – that’s okay! Boundaries can change – the important thing is that both people know how to communicate what their boundaries are and they respect those boundaries even when they change.
There are some things that are non-negotiable in your relationships, like consent before sex. There are other things that you can compromise over, like how often you text or see each other. Be honest about your feelings and if you do disagree over boundaries, try to reach a middle ground that works for you both. Open and honest communication is the best way to get to know someone and their boundaries. If you and your partner or friend have different boundaries, it's important to determine if it's the right relationship for you, instead of trying to change someone. Everyone deserves honesty and respect in their relationships!
CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF.
If someone makes you feel guilty over setting a boundary, or pressures you to change your mind, that’s a red flag! Everyone has a right to set boundaries. In a healthy relationship, there is mutual respect for the boundaries each person sets. Being attentive means being considerate of your partner’s feelings, even if those feelings are different than your own. Whereas being possessive is a way of controlling their behavior and disrespecting boundaries.