Yes, you are finally free! Now What? It took strength and determination to break free. It’s going to take strength, determination and patience to ensure you are recovered from the experiences of an abusive relationship.
Keep in mind that there is not a one size fits all prescription. There’s going to be trial and error as you navigate your way to a healthy relationship. But regardless of what works one thing is important for anyone. What is that you ask? Love Yourself! Let me repeat that…Love Yourself!
This is important in the healing process so that you can begin to listen to the warning signs you previously ignored. You know the ones some made you feel special when in reality it was all about control.
Love yourself enough to not allow yourself to be cut off from family and friends.
Love yourself enough to be happy with your own company.
Love yourself enough to not accept physical and emotional abuse as part of being a couple.
Love yourself enough to recognize and listen when your body tells you you’re unsafe.
Love yourself enough to speak words of encouragement and inspiration as you go through stages of grief.
Love yourself enough to want the best because you deserve the best and give it in return.
Love yourself enough to stand up and speak up when you’re in pain.
Love yourself enough to allow time to work its magic.
Love yourself enough to look in the mirror and see the beauty in the eyes looking back at you.
Love yourself enough to shake the shackles of the past and not hold it against another person.
And most important of all love yourself enough to FORGIVE and move forward with great expectation and joy.
Yes recovering from an abusive relationship is possible. You can and you will do it.