National Love is Kind Day is observed on July 27. It is a day to celebrate those who have escaped domestic violence or domestic abuse. We are celebrating freedom from such abusive relationships or situations. Rosie Aiello and Sunny started the day through their organization, The Love is Kind Network, in 2018. The Love is Kind Network is an initiative to spread the message of love and kindness around the world. The day was chosen on July 27 as it is the same day the founders of the day gained freedom from a toxic relationship.
History of National Love is Kind Day
Love is one of the strongest feelings that a person can experience. It is something that we can not fully comprehend. But we all feel it. Different people feel it differently. Love towards parents, siblings, romantic love, self-love, pet love, substance love, nature love, etc. is all different. We do not know what happens or why we are drawn toward the people we love. But we know that we are happy with them and we want them to be happy as well. This is the case with our spouses as well. We love them and want them to be happy forever.
Modern relations do not need marriages. Our society has evolved considerably from the Middle Ages. It is now socially acceptable in most countries to be in a romantic relationship without or outside of marriage. But there is a hidden thorn inside this system, and that thorn is called a toxic relationship. When couples do not fully love and understand each other, and when one person feels the need to control everything in a relationship, toxic relationships can develop. Toxic relationships more often than not directly result in domestic violence.
Love comes from understanding, care, kindness, and acceptance. A toxic relationship can confuse people and make them think it is okay to be dominated. Rosie Aiello and Sunny, the co-founders of the Love are Kind Network, learned that the hard way. They were victims of domestic abuse. Once they realized this and decided to take control of their own lives, they escaped the evil claws of a toxic relationship. They started National Love is Kind Day on July 27, 2018, to spread kindness, support, love, and respect. The day is a celebration of freedom from a toxic relationship with those who escaped it. It is a call for action and awareness for those who are still victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.
National Love is Kind Day timeline
The first recorded evidence of marriage ceremonies uniting one man and woman surfaces.
The idea of love as a primary reason for marriage starts to spread, partly due to the French and American revolutions and the rise of literature.
Lillian Glass uses the term ‘toxic people’ in her 1995 book “Toxic People,” defining a toxic relationship.
The first National Love is Kind Day is held.
National Love is Kind Day FAQs
How does domestic violence affect the victim emotionally?
Domestic violence can induce fear, anxiety, and panic attacks. It can also result in isolation, a loss of confidence, a lack of self-esteem, and much more.
What does abuse do to a woman?
Abuse can be physical or mental. Both can cause psychological trauma. It can also result in chronic health conditions such as blood pressure differences, depression, anxiety, drug abuse, etc.
Why do people stay in toxic relationships?
People may stay in toxic relationships due to various factors that can change based on cultural and regional differences. Most often, people might not even be aware that they are in a toxic relationship due to their circumstances. Some societies even glorify toxic traits in relationships. Other major factors are fear of being alone, fear of being judged, helplessness, etc.
How to Observe National Love is Kind Day
Act now to help the victims
Do you know anyone suffering from domestic violence or abuse? Step up and act now to help them escape the toxic bonds.
Celebrate your freedom
Were you a victim of domestic violence or domestic abuse? Then this is a day to celebrate your freedom. Also, use this freedom to help others who are suffering the same way you did.
Speak out on public platforms
We need more people to help raise awareness of abuse and violence. Create a speech to inspire others to act against domestic violence.
5 Facts About Toxic Relationships That You Should Know
Not aware of a toxic relation
People can be in toxic relationships and not realize it.
A toxic friend
More than 75% of people report having a toxic friend at some point in their life.
Professional domestic violence
Studies have found that a minimum of 40% of the families of police officers have experienced some type of domestic violence.
Women between the ages of 18 and 24 are most commonly abused by intimate partners.
Domestic violence and weapons
19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
Why National Love is Kind Day is Important
A day to celebrate
We love celebrations. We love it! It's even better when the celebration is about someone escaping a toxic relationship.
Help others escape
This is a day to teach others about the importance of kindness, love, and affection in a relationship. It can help people who are suffering from domestic abuse realize this fact and escape their situation.
A day to raise awareness
This day can help raise awareness about the issues of domestic violence and toxic relationships. We love it when people are better educated about serious issues like this.
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