How I Left the Abusive Relationship What happened that made you decide to leave? I was constantly in fear. I thought I would explode with anxiety. How did you feel about your abuser and/or your relationship in the days before you left? It was so intense, fortunately we did not live in the same house. […]
How I Left the Abusive Relationship What happened that made you decide to leave? His behaviour escalated. I felt I had to leave because I couldn’t believe a person would treat another human the way he did if they didn’t hate them. I suggested we separate and he went mad, crying, saying I couldn’t leave […]
I left my abusive marriage just like Susan, the author of the story below. Focusing on this part of her story is important because although staying in an abusive relationship isn’t easy, living after leaving one isn’t easy either. It’s wonderful to think that after leaving abuse life will go straight back to normal. But it […]
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We can support you if you want to get out of an abusive relationship, or if you need to stay in an abusive relationship for now, or feel forced to stay in the abusive relationship forever, or if you left your abusive relationship and want help healing from it. All of our mentors are domestic abuse survivors.
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Escaping abuse means turning your life upside down, but the trouble of escaping abuse is well worth it if you know what to expect when you go. Read my new post at HealthyPlace.com titled Escaping Abuse: 5 Things Your Therapist Won’t Tell You
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Just leave. Now. Get up right now and leave. It will not get better and you might never reach the point where you feel strong enough or dead enough to leave
Leaving abuse became complicated for Lisa when she realized she wanted the ready-made family her abuser provided. She had to leave children behind.
Verbal abuse underlies most domestic violence. Hostile language is dangerous to our health not only because of its destructive nature but because it so often escalates into physical violence. Learning the Art of Verbal Self Defense is learning how to create a system (in any environment) where you can diffuse hostile language as well as give the victim or yourself an opportunity to get to a safer environment.
Julie is a trained domestic violence victims advocate and facilitator of a Batterer’s Intervention Program in California. She joins verbalabusejournals.com to help victims and survivors to heal from domestic violence help survivors understand why their abuser abuses, and to help abusers stop their abusive behaviors. Non-violent, mature relationships include qualities of cohesiveness, acceptance and joy with […]