15 Xmas Gifts 'New Girlfriends' Can Give Their Guy, Even If It's Only Been A Few Weeks

15 Xmas Gifts 'New Girlfriends' Can Give Their Guy, Even If It's Only Been A Few Weeks

9. Concert Tickets

1. Gift card to favorite store

Best Buy, GameStop, Dick's Sporting Goods...

2. Jar with date ideas

Sunsets at a lake are ALWAYS a good idea.

3. Tickets to a sports game

Patriots or Giants?

4. Night in for a Netflix movie marathon

Take a peek under the scary movie section and settle in for a lowkey night.

5. Car stuff

Put a guy in an automotive store and you'll lose him for hours...

6. Coffee mug

What better way to drink his coffee?

7. Beer gift set

Who knew there were so many different kinds of beers??

8. Headphones

For those late night study sessions or the early morning work out sessions!

9. Concert tickets

Is Coldplay touring anytime soon?

10. Portable speaker

Now the shower concerts can (officially) start

11. A watch

Stylish for any occasion.

12. Video games

Even better - grab a controller and play with him!

13. Poker set

Put his bluffing skills to the test.

14. Laptop sleeve

An essential for school, work, or anyone else.

15. Beard oil

Beards are in and so are the oils that make them smell amazing.

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10 Times Love Should Be Hurting You

One in three women has been physically abused by their partner.

Every day I wear a purple ribbon on my bag to represent the women and men affected by domestic violence. As a member of Alpha Chi Omega, a sorority with a strong philanthropy of Domestic Violence Awareness (DVA), I am dedicated to educating others about DVA and healthy relationships.

Inspired by another powerful article written by an Odyssey creator, I decided to use my words to spread awareness of a widespread issue. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. Take a stand -- love should never hurt.

If you feel unsafe or need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233 ), alert local authorities, or reach out to a safe shelter. If you are in the Indianapolis area, the Julian Center is a place for survivors of domestic violence.

1. Never

"Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another." It's necessary to know what domestic violence is and how to recognize it.

2. Never

Every minute, 20 people are abused by their intimate partner in the United States. Domestic violence occurs often and persistently.

3. Never

One in three women has been physically abused by their partner.

4. Never

One in four men has been physically abused by their partner. Domestic violence affects everyone.

5. Never

An abuser is often dominant, threatening, humiliating and intimidating to maintain control over the victim. Know the signs and red flags to prevent yourself from continuing an unhealthy relationship.

6. Never

Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, financial, sexual and digital. Although these actions of violence are not always physical, the intention and effects are often the same.

7. Never

Domestic violence hotlines receive over 20,000 calls on a single day. Victims can speak confidentially and safely with trained professionals who want to help.

8. Never

Almost one in four domestic violence incidents are witnessed by a child. Children are also impacted by the effects of domestic violence.

9. Never

One in 10 high school students has experienced physical violence from their partner. Domestic violence for teenagers and non-married adults is referred to as dating violence.

10. Never

Intimate partner violence is most common for younger adults ages 18-24. Almost half of college-age women experience some form of dating violence

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Loving Someone With Depression Isn't The Easiest, But It's What We Need

The first and most important thing that you must do is love them.

It can be terrifying. It's difficult, it's different, but it isn't something you are incapable of.

Watching someone you love struggle with that ominous feeling of the weight of the world on their shoulders is painful, and it's often challenging to recognize what you can do to help them.

The first and most important thing that you must do is love them. Love them through what they are going through. Let them know that their worth is not conditional.

Show them that their insecurities do not define them, show them that in their struggle they are not alone. You have to become patient with what you may not easily understand, as challenging as this may be.

Through their tears, you must reassure them that there is so much purpose surpassing the moment at hand. It's extremely difficult for someone struggling with depression to see past the current horizon. It feels like looking at a sunset and believing that there is nothing beyond what you can see.

For some, this is easier to understand than it is for others, but for someone who is depressed, this is a recurring, often agonizing reality.

Encourage the struggling people that you love that there is always more than we can see, always more than we can feel at one moment.

Each day we are able to experience millions of different feelings and thoughts. Each day we are offered a plethora of new opportunities.

If this struggling person is you, try your hardest to do the same for yourself.

I know that this is easier said than done. It's one thing to love those that you care about who struggle with depression, but it is a totally different story when the person you need to care for is yourself.

It's more challenging because we often look at our own flaws under an intense amount of scrutiny, like we are examining them under a microscope, being sure not to miss even one.

This being said, try to show yourself the grace and love that you strive to show those that you care about. Recognize that with every shortcoming, every imperfection, you are worthy of the love that you give.

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