How to heal after an abusive relationship

Posted on June 4, 2016

Seek professional help

Consider seeing a therapist or seeking out a support group for victims of partner violence or assault. Hearing the stories of others who have been through similar experiences will make you feel less alone and will provide you with helpful tips, insight and advice on how to move on.

Make your health a top priority

You will feel less dependent on abusive people when you can recognize your own needs and take care of them, instead of expecting someone else to do so. This is the time to nourish your body with healthy food and exercise. Force yourself to do these things even when you don’t feel like it, but also take it easy when you really need to.

Reach out to friends and family

Ideally, these people will not be connected to your ex. Your abuser is replaceable. Find others that embody the traits you want to be around. Consider reconnecting with childhood friends, or meeting new people by joining a sports team or an art class.

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Category(s):Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Aggression & Violence, Relationships & Marriage

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