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: if someone uses pornography in my home, I ask them to leave indefinitely (or, my children and I leave, indefinitely)
- I want to be healthy, I eat when I am hungry and sleep when I am tired
Betrayal Trauma Recovery 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
Betrayal Trauma Recovery Supports Emotional Abuse Victims
Join the Betrayal Trauma Recovery Support Group and find community, validation, and support as you join women all over the world who are seeking healing from emotional abuse. BTRG meets every daily in every single time zone. Now you can get the support you need, when you need it. Remember, you are not alone.