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Moving on after Domestic Violence

  • Have you suffered abuse at the hands of a partner?
  • Has it left you feeling worthless and lost?
  • Do you want to start the road to recovery and build a better life for yourself?

Recovering From Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is putting a person through a phase that brings damage to their mind. This is often carried out in relationships where there is a power struggle often leading to an abusive relationship. People usually think is about ill-treatment of your partner or berating them and don’t take it as dangerous as the others because they see it as a problem between two people but when you’re the one receiving this abuse, you’ll know the kinds of damage that are done on your belief and dignity.

Emotional abuse can cause as much damage as physical abuse and can affect your mental health. Physical abusers are known to use psychological abuse as a way of keeping their victims in check and control them.

Types of emotional abuse

The following are considered ways of emotional abuse

  • Rejection.
  • Criticism.
  • Daunting and threats.
  • Feeling of guilt.
  • Isolation.
  • Monetary dependence.

Emotional abuse is not only found in relationships only, but they can also be found in the family where those placed in charge of a kid harm the kid emotionally which would affect the child’s development and can make him abuse his child when he has one. Emotional abuse can be done in the workplace, your co-workers or those in charge are the culprits, and it’s mostly done verbally.


Effects of emotional abuse

The impact of emotional abuse on relationships is that the parties involved suffer from psychosomatic issues and this depends on the length of the damage. Long-term emotional abuse crushes the victim’s sense of integrity with long-term effects.

Depression, fatigue, and anger are dis-orders children whose families dish out emotional abuse too, are likely to suffer from, and the impact of emotional abuse do not differ from physical abuse.

The effects of emotional abuse in the workplace are a decrease in work rate, psychological stress, lack of trust in your environment and people with the same position as your abuser. Your eating habits change, and you can turn to alcohol and drugs to calm your nerves.


How to recover from emotional stress

One of the first steps to recovering from emotional abuse is to recognize that you’re in an abusive relationship then speak with someone who can understand your situation. Talking with someone will get you different perspectives on your situation, and you’ll choose the best advice for you.

There are also services who offer help to those who are going through abuse, they will provide relevant support, and they can be contacted online.

Remember that you are the reason why you’re alive, so it’s time to consider yourself and remember how you were before you go into that relationship or job that put you through abuse.


Take care of your physical form


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.

Make sure to have all your needed support, open up to your surroundings and seek therapy.
Making use of professional help and following the above-listed steps, you’ll be on your way to recovery.

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