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.Here are three ideas you can do in your community to educate and empower others about the impacts of control statements. Create your own #thatsnotlove statements that start with “Because I Love You” and share them with your friends via social to educate. Using this template as a guide, post "Because I Love You" statements across campus to spread the word. Think: the dining hall, bathroom stalls, in library books, etc. Host your very own performance art event that uses "Because I Love You" or #thatsnotlove as a theme.Such a simple phrase can take on a different meaning in an unhealthy relationship; escalating from a statement of care to one of control.Learn more about controlling statements and how you can empower your friends to make a difference.Snap photos and share them on social using the hashtag #thatsnotlove or email April at [email protected] May 3, 2010, University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love was found beaten to death in her off-campus apartment, the victim of a brutal assault by her former boyfriend.
” Are Americans the most beautiful, charming, and seductive people on the planet or are we in demand as marriage partners by those in the developing world in part because marrying a U. citizen is the quickest and easiest path toward becoming an American lawful permanent resident (LPR, also called having a “green card”)?
The murder sent shockwaves throughout the campus, and was a wake-up call for the entire country about the horrific nature of relationship violence.
Yeardleys mother, Sharon Love, has since pledged to bring meaning to this devastating loss by starting the One Love Foundation, an organization whose mission is to raise awareness about the consequences of relationship violence.
The foreign spouse of a green card holder is subject to a wait of at least three years, however, making American citizens much more attractive targets.
Just over a quarter of all green cards issued in 2007 were to spouses of American citizens.