The first thing to recognize is the obvious fact that domestic abuse or violence can happen to anyone. Anyone can be an abuser, and anyone can be a victim, whether a man or a woman, adult or child.
The damage that people suffer from domestic abuse vary, and not everyone heals the same; however, there are some tips to help you take care of yourself as a domestic abuse victim.
Talking to someone doesn't make you weak-willed or helpless, rather there is a certain courage in knowing what you need and trying to secure it. Talking to people may seem counterproductive like "how can they even know what I'm going through?" but talking to a person willing to listen lifts a certain weight from your chest. That's why it's so important for people to have support groups from other people who can help, people who will show compassion.
In all forms of abuse, there is a mental state. This mental state can determine a lot for a person like how they feel and if they are pessimistic or optimistic. You have to be able to let go of the negativity that comes with being abused whether physically or mentally and try to be positive.
Try positive affirmations to help you become more positive in your thinking
This tip might seem a little too obvious after all there is oxygen circulating around, and everyone needs to breathe to survive, but that's not what this means. Breathing here is not just normal breathing. You need to stop activities sometimes and take deep breaths.
Along with the domestic abuse, the strain of trying to act like everything is okay can build a lot of stress and cause you more harm. What you need to do is pause, breathe deeply and as you exhale breath out all your worries, don't let the pressure get the better of you
While taking care of your mental health is important so is taking care of your physical health. Whether it is physical abuse or mental, it's important that you take out time to take care of your physical form, so that as your body heals your mind mends too.