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Once you’re out of an abusive relationship, it can be quite hard to find peace and move forward with your life. Although it may seem daunting, moving on is the best thing for you, and will ensure that you get back to living your life the way it should be. Here are some ways in which you can move forward after an emotionally abusive relationship:
Talk about what happened
One of the most important things you can do after leaving someone who was emotionally abusive is to speak about what happened with your loved ones. This can help in so many ways. For one, you may be able to mend some bridges that were burned during the length of your relationship. If you find it hard to do this, you may find that speaking to a professional may help you a little more. Look for therapists in your local area, you may find that they’re useful in order to move on.
Don’t blame yourself
One of the worst things you can do after leaving an abusive relationship is to blame yourself for what happened. You’re stronger than you know for leaving this person in the first place, be brave, and understand that the blame falls with them.
If you still live with this person, you should move out as soon as possible. Not only does staying there give them an opportunity to hurt you, but it also leaves you open to further manipulation. If you can’t afford to leave, take a look into the CICA Government scheme, which allows you to claim money as a victim of abuse. If you would rather not face the prospect of this, you can appoint someone to claim from CICA on your behalf.
Change it up
They say that changing your hair can change your life, and I fully stand by this. Why not try a new haircut, colour or style? The more you step away from a bad time in your life, the more you stand out and blossom into someone new.
Guest post by Gina Kay Daniel