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Keeping Your Self-Confidence

High School years is a maze for figuring yourself out. The problem with this is, what if you don’t ever find the end of the maze. In high school years, young adults are just trying to figure themselves out. Although this is true, there are a lot of unneccesary obstacles that come in the way. Parents, classmates, attraction between the opposite sex and competition. We hope that once we get out of the maze which is high school, we will find the prize of college. Unfortunately college may be a harder maze to get out of.

I have a friend trying to get out of an abusive relationship.

So, I recently reconnected with an old friend, from whom I had not heard from in well over a year. I found out not long thereafter that she had been dating a very abusive man who had essentially forced her to cut herself off from her friends and, for the most part, the outside world... Which appears to be incredibly common in abusive relationships of any sort. I immediately called her in order to sort things out and try to get her away from her partner, and, for the most part, succeeded, as she was trying to break away as it was.

The College Student Vs. The Big Bullies

 

You ever have one of those situations where someone hugs you, those lingering hugs where it’s too close for comfort?  Have you ever had someone just nonchalantly ‘bump’ into you or inappropriate commentary or gestures that leave you feeling both vulnerable and cheap?  Some sexual harassment is more obvious than others and there are so many levels of harassment that sometimes we don’t even realize it’s happening until it’s too late.  How do you deal with sexual harassment or harassment in general and how does it affect you?  Well, I have had more than my fair share of instances and drawing a line is sometimes hard when you feel like there could be repercussions if you open up and say something.

Abusive relationships

The family history of my parents, several observations and the secrets I heard from my friends, later – articles and media attention got me thinking about the nature of abuse in a relationship. There is a lot of research done on this subject, and there are also some dangerous statistics: at least, one women in three will be abused in a relationship, and the majority of them will fall into college students' category. There are also statistics for men, affecting one in seven.

 

So how do you define work?

Is it what we live to do, or what we do to live? Looking at the structure of America, it certainly seems like it is what we live to do. Take a closer look and it appears to be the opposite is the case and hitherto explains why we outsource so much labor. From the outside looking in, Americans may seem to live lavish lives of leisure, but from my perspective along with others, and our new arrivals to the country, that is not necessarily the case.

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