Things to Consider
- Know that you are not to blame for your partner’s abusive behavior.
- Recognize that you have the right to make your own decisions, in your own time, and that dealing with any form of abuse may take time.
- Recognize that emotional abuse should be taken seriously.
- Know that emotional abuse can escalate to physical violence.
- Find people to talk to that can support you. Consider getting individual counseling from professionals who are trained about abusive relationships and will hold your partner responsible for the abuse you are experiencing.
- Do not give up if community professionals are not helpful. Keep looking for someone that will listen to you and take emotional abuse seriously.
- Trust yourself and your own experiences. Believe in your own strengths. Remember that you are your own best source of knowledge and strength.