Hello to everyone
To those of you who have been in an abusive relationship and found the courage to leave, we are not alone. We are still standing! We are standing in our truth! We are standing in our strength! We are standing in our Power! Many of us had to make the decision to leave the person who told us they loved us the most. But remember, “Love doesn’t have to hurt”.
I am so glad you decided to leave and you are in a safe place. The most important thing is that you and your children are safe. And if you don’t have children, then you are safe.
When I left my abusive relationship I had a girlfriend that I confided in and I also attended counseling with an agency for domestic violence in my area. If you have a girlfriend, family member or are residing in a shelter, praise God you are safe.
Yes, you are going to miss him and yes, he is going to try to convince you to come back home, if he knows where you are. Continue to be strong and each day it will get easier and easier. Stand in your power after leaving!
What helped me after taking him back a thousand times was to start journaling. When I thought about all the good times, which didn’t amount to a lot, I read the journal again to keep me focused on what I had to do. I also realized that he really didn’t love me and didn’t care about me and I am better without him. I grew tired of listening to the broken promises and dreams. I also realized that he choose me because I had a good heart and spirit, only to use me. Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt.
If you decide to go back, be safe and have a safety plan and back up plan in place. Make sure he attends counseling for domestic violence. Regular counseling or anger management will not address the problems of domestic violence.
It took me awhile to get to where I am today. I left and went back to him several times before I finally left for good. Never forget that God loves you and you are beautiful and very special. Love yourself and be safe.
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Best and be safe,
“Love Doesn’t Have To Hurt”