Emotional abusers leave a wake of chaos that makes it difficult for victims to find time and energy for self-care.
Victims of Emotional Abuse Deserve Self-Care
While it is a difficult sacrifice to make when emotional abuse, pornography use, infidelity, and other forms of relational abuse are causing chaos, women can make the courageous decision to choose self-care.
The Best Self-Care is Protection From Abuse
Boundaries are not statements, requests, or ultimatums. They are actions that are taken by courageous women to protect themselves and their children from harm.
Women begin healing when they find the strength within themselves to set boundaries.
Victims of Emotional Abuse Can Practice Simple Self-Care Boundaries Toward Healing
It can be confusing and overwhelming to accept that you are in an abusive relationship. Many women find that it is easier to start with the most basic boundaries and move forward. Here are some simple self-care boundaries that will help women protect themselves from abuse:
- I deserve to be treated with respect: I walk out of the room (or house) when someone raises their voice at me
- I deserve to live in a pornography-free environment: I do not live in the same home as someone who uses pornography
- I want to be healthy, I eat when I am hungry and sleep when I am tired
BTR.ORG Supports Women in Establishing Self-Care
Boundaried victims find that they are able to find time and energy for more extensive and healing forms of self-care. Some ways that abuse victims practice self-care are:
- Writing poetry
Attend a BTR.ORG Group Session and find community, validation, and support as you join women all over the world who are seeking healing from emotional abuse.