You might not feel like yourself as you begin to heal after intimate partner abuse.
Give yourself permission to make healing a priority, and remember the healing journey is different for everyone. Do you have a strong support network of family and friends? Often, friendships need to be mended or ended to help you heal. Many survivors are eager to begin a safe romantic relationship, while others swear to never be intimate with another again. As time passes, you will feel readier to make these decisions.
In the meantime, remember to care for your physical health. Healing our spirit is easier when our bodies are healthy and strong. If you need more support, call us to talk about options and ask for the days and times of support groups in your area. Our advocates are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year to answer questions, make safety plans, advocate for legal rights, and offer support during your healing journey.