6 Steps On the Road to Healing After Emotional Abuse

It’s hard to overstate the devastating effects of emotional abuse. This type of abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse, and it can leave lasting scars that are difficult to heal.

If you have been the victim of emotional abuse, don’t despair. There is hope for healing. Here are some tips that can help you on your road to recovery.

6 Steps On the Road to Healing After Emotional Abuse

1. Get professional help. 

This is essential if you want to heal from emotional abuse. A therapist can help you address the underlying issues that led to the abuse and work through the pain and trauma that you have experienced.

2. Build a support system. 

It’s important to have people who you can rely on for support during your healing process. These can be family members, friends, or a support group for survivors of emotional abuse.

Need mental health support? For professional, confidential assistance, contact one of our partner agencies, like FAMILYConnections.

3. Deal with your emotions. 

One of the biggest challenges in healing from emotional abuse is dealing with the intense emotions that are associated with it. You need to allow yourself to feel all of the anger, sadness, hurt, and fear that you have been suppressing. Only then will you be able to start moving on.

4. Be patient with yourself. 

Healing from emotional abuse takes time and patience. Don’t expect to heal overnight – it will likely take months or even years for you to fully recover. Be kind and forgiving towards yourself throughout this process.

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5. Take care of yourself physically.

One way to promote healing after emotional abuse is to take care of yourself physically . Make sure you get enough sleep, eat a balanced diet, and exercise regularly. These things will help your body and mind heal from the trauma of the abuse.

6. Get equipped with resources.

By equipping yourself with helpful resources, you’ll gain knowledge and insight about how to get (and stay) on the road to recovery. 

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Through a practice of mindfulness, introspection, and exercises using specific tools, readers learn to identify the protective self they’ve developed—and uncover the core self. This way, they can finally move on to live a full and authentic life—to once again feel light, free, and whole, and ready to love again.

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