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Breaking down jealousy myths

Contributed by Nicole Seligman, HERE TO HELP The Women’s Healing anything to do with checking
loveisrespect advocate, Circle runs from 4:30- up, then you aren’t trusting.
from Dating & Hooking Up The Chehalis Domestic 6 p.m. March 9 and 23 If your answer has something
Violence Program offers and April 13 and 27 in the to do with adjusting your own
Jealousy comes up in most services to tribal members Behavioral Health Group jealousy and behaviors, you
relationships. What determines and community members. Room. might be able to go on to have
if your relationship behaviors If you have concerns about a healthy relationship.
are healthy, unhealthy or healthy relationships, jealousy, The group provides a safe
abusive is how you deal with domestic violence or dating environment to talk with Myth 4
jealous feelings. Let’s break violence, please reach out. people who have been affected
down some myths to help Visit the office: Stop by from by domestic violence. Build If my partner is jealous of
you learn how to handle your 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday- friendships and find support. other people talking to me, he
jealousy in a healthy way. Friday or call 360-709-1874. or she is trying to protect me.
Crisis line: Chehalis Tribe A craft, meal and child
Myth 1 Domestic Violence Advocate care will be provided. Open False! Just like in myth 1,
Janita Raham is available at to the tribal community healthy relationships include
My partner shouldn’t talk 360-789-3627. Call or text and employees. Free and healthy friendships. If your
to, text or hang out with other 24/7. confidential. partner says you aren’t allowed
girls/guys. shouldn’t trust that he or she is to talk to other people because
rumor or have a feeling he being faithful. they might be interested in
False! In a healthy or she might be cheating, it’s you, then your partner doesn’t
relationship, both partners never OK to look through False! It’s natural to be hurt trust you. When one partner
should encourage each other your partner’s phone or social by cheating and dishonesty, tries to tell the other who
to have friends of any gender media without permission. In a but it’s never OK to use the to talk to, that is asserting
outside of the relationship. It healthy relationship, if you are past against your partner. power and control, which is
is important to set boundaries worried your partner might be Trust is something we decide unhealthy and can be abusive.
to make sure you’re both on cheating, communicate openly. to give, not something that
the same page about what It’s more effective to approach can be earned back. Not
might constitute cheating, but this as a conversation rather trusting your partner isn’t
you and your partner should than an accusation. fair to either of you. If you’re
have fulfilling friendships with unsure whether you can trust
other people. Myth 3 your partner, think about
what it would take for you to
Myth 2 Because my partner has trust again. If your answer has
cheated or lied in the past, I
Going through my partner’s
phone and social media is OK
if I suspect he or she might be

False! Whether you heard a

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number of strays and reducing the number
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Education had an exceptional Island and Shoalwater Bay United States estimates that keep providing low-cost
year and provided 183 spay/ native communities. Its spay/ 6-8 million pets enter animal spay/neuter services. Make
neuter surgeries in 2016. neuter voucher program is shelters each year. About half donations at rezanimals.
available to anyone living in are adopted, and the rest are com or by check payable
Since it began its program these tribal communities or euthanized. to: Rez Animal Resources &
in October 2006, the group has any enrolled member of one of Education and mail to P.O.
paid for all or part of the cost Unspayed female cats Box 8640, Lacey, WA 98509.
to spay and neuter more the tribes. Vouchers can have an average of three
than 1,229 dogs and cats. can be used at litters per year, each of which SPAY/NEUTER SURGERIES
With the help of volunteers participating clinics produces four to six kittens. COMPLETED
who provide foster near the reservation. Unspayed dogs have an average
care for stray dogs Pet owners pay $5 of two litters per year with six- Chehalis 425
and cats, the toward the spay/ 10 puppies in each litter. Nisqually 208
organization has neuter surgery and Skokomish 242
placed 218 Rez Animal Resources & Squaxin Island 248
animals into Rez Animal pays Education also can help with Shoalwater Bay 106
the rest. emergency veterinary care if a
Spaying pet is sick or injured.
or neutering
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