It is important to recognise that after the relationship has ended there are ways in which the abuse may continue. For many, it is not that they are stuck in the past or can’t move on from the abuse, it is that the abuse is still happening in the present, it’s just taken on a different look.
we all have our flaws.
Yeah but do we all bash our
Wives with our words
behind closed doors?
In an abusive relationship, abusive behaviour is used in the car to create fear and anxiety… and to gain power and control.
Why didn't I leave? Let me think of all the reasons I didn't leave.
Cognitive behavioural therapy aims to change negative thought processes and beliefs that lead to problematic behaviour.
Here is some key information about Emotional Abuse
Mealtimes can be a huge point of contention in an abusive relationship.
When you ask me how I am, I'll tell you I'm ok, but if I were to tell you more, I'd say...
*I am not a legal expert. This blog is based on my personal experiences, experiences of others, and information and advice I have received during the legal process.
Oh the joy of the family courts. Such a trigger happy place; triggering trauma responses in a survivor of abuse at every turn, it would seem.
I’m independent, feeling free. I met someone who’s incredible. He’s older, he’s smart, and he treats me like a lady. He tells me that I’m beautiful, wise; he loves my outlook on life. I know I don’t have to think it but, hypothetically, if he hit me, I would leave him.