Basic Relationships Rights

Relationship Bill of Rights

You Have Basic Rights

When you care about someone, it’s natural to want to make them happy. This could mean watching their favorite movie together, cooking their favorite meal, or cheering them on as they go for a promotion at work. While these are all nice things to do for your partner, it’s important to make sure you feel safe, happy, and supported too. Continue reading “Basic Relationships Rights”

Why We Give: Andrew & Alycen Farrell

Andrew and Alycen Farell in front of the Space Needle at night

Andrew & Alycen Farrell
LifeWire Giving Society Members

When we first met in our early twenties, we shared with each other our values, dreams, and life passions. We shared stories that shaped us, including stories of domestic violence.

We both have known survivors of domestic violence all our lives. As young adults, we didn’t think domestic violence would be so prevalent around us. It certainly didn’t have space in the life we were forming together. But, time and time again we met survivors and saw how the right resources could dramatically change the course of their lives. Continue reading “Why We Give: Andrew & Alycen Farrell”

DV and the Holidays

Woman in a winter coat walking on a snowy road.

After Heather left her abuser, she felt sad, depressed, and unsure about her future. She also struggled with the challenges of being a single parent and the costs of building a new life.

“The holidays are usually full of joy and love and happiness, but inside I felt I had little of these things. The idea of giving my children the happy holiday experience seemed daunting and I even considered skipping Christmas altogether.”

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Self Care Kit for the Holidays

Cozy spot in front of a window with pillow, hot chocolate, candle, and books

The holiday season is a perfect time to think about self care.

This time of year can bring up many different feelings for survivors, so whether you’re traveling to visit friends or family, hosting a gathering in your home, or curling up on the couch, it’s nice to keep a few things around that make you feel safe and calm. Try making a travel-friendly self care kit so you can feel more grounded no matter where the season takes you. We rounded up a few ideas for what to include. Continue reading “Self Care Kit for the Holidays”