Help for Survivors
Finding Closure After Abuse
Cut off contact with your ex
Surround yourself with support
Find things that make you happy. It might take some time to remember what hobbies you enjoy, but that’s half of the fun. Join clubs or try activities like a group fitness class to meet new people.
If you have children, find ways to make time for yourself. Some gyms offer free childcare while you work out, and different domestic violence centers provide childcare while you’re attending support groups.
Watch the way you're talking to yourself. Counter negative self-talk with positive affirmations. Celebrate the little things, as well as the big victories. Becoming aware of what you think and say about yourself can help shift negative thoughts.