I got to a point of being grabbed, being locked out of rooms, being screamed at, having things thrown at me, cussed at, begged for forgiveness, cried to, all while trying to keep it together and justifying this relationship. And you look at these sorts of things and you say, "Not normal behaviors," but it’s interesting because you can look up warning signs and try to figure it out but ultimately, you know what I love about Mary Kay, if it weren’t for the people in my life that helped get and keep this person out of my life, if it weren’t for the boy that I was getting to know and falling in love with at the time, this different boy to show me what real love was, I don’t think I would have known.And that was the point that I realized maybe there was a red flag. If you or someone you know needs help, visit Love Is The 21-year-old aspiring director spoke with FOX411 about her abusive relationship, and how she gained the strength to finally get out of it.FOX411: Why did you partner with Mary Kay for the Don’t Look Away program?But for me, I want people to know that if something doesn’t add up, you can go to Mary You text love is 22522, and you have an anonymous safe peer advocate from our age that you can talk to whether it’s "This is dire," "This is violent" or "Is this normal? Over the last few days I have had the chance to think about my actions, and wish I had used better judgement.
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The series was 2008's number one top scripted television series for teens, beating the veteran series Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place in the ratings.
In 2009, Ryan landed a starring role in the independent feature film, What If..., alongside Kevin Sorbo and Kristy Swanson.
In 2010, she starred in the film 16 Wishes, which was the most watched cable program on the day of its premiere on the Disney Channel.
16 Wishes introduced Ryan to new audiences; the movie received high viewership in the adults demographic (18–34).