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Episode 5: FMLA for Lovesickness

Posted on | January 31, 2009 | 6 Comments

In episode 5, the Twilight Newborns discuss whether Edward Cullen is an abusive boyfriend.

Intro by Common Sense Media (See their post on how to talk to kids about Twilight)

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Meat of the discussion: Is Edward Cullen an abusive boyfriend?

Questionaire from

Does your boyfriend/girlfriend:

Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
Act jealous or possessive?
Put you down or criticize you?
Try to control where you go, what you wear or what you do?
Text or IM you excessively?
Blame you for the hurtful things they say and do?
Threaten to kill or hurt you or themselves if you leave them?
Try to stop you from seeing or talking to friends and family?
Try to force you to have sex before you’re ready?
Do they hit, slap, push or kick you?


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6 Responses to “Episode 5: FMLA for Lovesickness”

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  5. Kassie
    December 22nd, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    What happened to the link for Podcast #5? I’d like to listen, but don’t have iTunes and the link isn’t on this page. 🙂

  6. Melissa
    January 13th, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    hi kassie–we fixed the link. sorry about that!

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