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1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or (206) 787-3224 (Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers) Do you have any tips for recovering emotionally after an abusive relationship?
Your emotional safety is just as important as your physical safety.
Dealing with the aftermath of abuse can be a very challenging experience, especially on your mind and heart.
Remember, no one deserves to be abused (mentally, verbally, sexually, physically or emotionally) EVER. You do not have to stay in an abusive relationship, no matter how stuck you feel.
Relationships can't survive unless you trust each other, and if your partner abuses that trust by lying to you, it's a relationship that isn't worth keeping. Lying regularly, or lying about important stuff, is absolutely not.Dating abuse or dating violence is defined as the perpetration or threat of an act of violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within the context of dating or courtship.It is also when one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse/violence.If your sweetie is suspicious of something, he should have a mature conversation with you about it, but he's not allowed to control your behavior.Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive.