Five Feelings in Domestic Abuse Recovery That Could Derail Your Healing

During Recovery from Abuse, Your Feelings Will Lie to You Your abusive relationship warped the way you feel and think. Don’t worry, it will straighten out soon. But in the meantime, don’t trust every feeling you experience. Rely on your support network. Therapists, domestic violence groups, and people who have worked through trauma can help you […]

Hypnosis for Abuse Victims: Stop PTSD Auditory Flashbacks

Erin Chavez developed a hypnosis for abuse victims that profoundly reduces auditory flashbacks, whether you have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or not. If you suffer from re-hearing your abuser’s voice in your head – during or after you’ve left the abusive relationship – then this free hypnosis for abuse victims will help you. Depression can cause you to obsess […]

Was I Abused When He Grabbed My Face?

Domestic abuse victims ask, ‘Was I abused?’ because they truly don’t know, even if the answer is obvious to outsiders. Find out how fear alters an abuse victim’s perspective, and makes ‘Was I abused?’ confusing to answer.

PTSD Is Not An Excuse to Hurt Your Family

I’ve never been to war. I’ve never been raped at knife-point or fought for my life from strangers. But I did live with an unpredictable, angry and abusive man for over 17 years. And that is way more than enough time to develop hyper-anxiety, difficulty concentrating, experiencing overwhelming guilt or shame, and any other PTSD symptom.

Abuse Survivor Fights PTSD and Depression And Wins

Today is rough. I looked back on my life to see how my mental illnesses affect my relationships with others (Is PTSD from Domestic Abuse Causing Your Distress?). This is hard to do because I didn’t ask for these mental illnesses; I wasn’t born with PTSD or depression! I never asked for the car accident with my […]

The Unhealthy Silence of Abuse

The silence of abuse destroyed my ability to end the abuse in my marriage. I maintained my silence for many reasons, all of which made sense to me at the time. From a feeling of loyalty to feelings of fear, reaching out for help became harder and harder to imagine. I didn’t open myself to […]

PTSD Diagnosis Is Common for Abuse Survivors…Why Do I Feel Ashamed?

HealthyPlace.com launched the Stand Up For Mental Health Campaign a couple of weeks ago, just as I received a second mental health diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I’ve long wondered if my symptoms added up to PTSD, but knowing that a psychiatrist believes I have PTSD affected me. Negatively. Being diagnosed with PTSD affected […]

Leaving Domestic Abuse Tips for Your Safety and Health

Leaving domestic abuse behind will be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. I promise. The years since I left my abusive husband prove to me that I am valuable, lovable, courageous, and capable of handling my affairs. It took time to relearn those things that I once knew, but not […]

PTSD from Domestic Abuse Affects About 10 Percent of Survivors

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from domestic abuse affects a great number of abused and previously abused women. Women, in general, develop PTSD more often than men in part because … women are more likely to experience trauma within established relationships or their traumatic exposures are more chronic than those experienced by men (e.g. ongoing interpersonal violence within a marriage).1 […]

PTSD, an Anxiety Disorder, Leads to a Noisy Mind for Domestic Abuse Victims

I forgot how anxious I was until after I left my ex and experienced peace for the first time in 18 years. There is such a difference from when I lived with the abuse! If I’m not yet at peace, that’s okay. It will come. Whatever “this” is beats what I used to feel by a mile!

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