Need help dealing with the reality of abuse?
Leaving is not always an immediate option. Learn strategies to cope and begin empowering yourself even when still interacting with your abuser.
If you are looking for ways to cope and gain strength, this is the place for you.
- Learn strategies to cope and limit the effects of abuse
- Begin empowering yourself
- Learn to set and maintain boundaries
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Below is an overview of articles that will help you apply what you are learning to your own situation and develop skills to cope and begin empowering yourself in order to begin healing yourself and your life. Join our Community of Survivors to talk about what’s going on and receive their support to keep going.
Understanding the Abuse
Develop your skills to recognize the abuse for what it is. Often we are so used to the way our abuser targets us, that we normalize what is going on (in order to protect ourselves and our mental health, too).
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Begin Your Healing
Now that you are becoming aware of the abuse, you will want to make the first steps towards healing yourself and your life.
Handling Stressful Situations
While dealing with toxic people you are going to have your buttons pushed, you are going to feel stressed. Rather than denying or fearing that stress, start learning some strategies that will help you cope.
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Effectively Managing Boundaries
To protect yourself from an abuser, you need create boundaries in your life. Learning to maintain (mental and emotional) distance between you and the abuser reduces their ability to effectively target you, and gives you space to begin healing. As ever: if you are still in the abusive situation, be aware that creating distance often leads to the abuser increasing their efforts. Make sure you keep yourself safe!