Confronting Abuse: 7 Effective Strategies For Dealing With It

Confronting Abuse Effective Strategies For Dealing With It

3)  Detach

Learn to not react or take personally the words and actions of an abuser. Not reacting is the first step toward empowerment.

4)  Raise your self-esteem

This will help you trust your reality, give your more options, and empower you to confront abuse. Begin by stopping any self-criticism, and then take action to rebuild your self-worth.

Related: 5 Ways to Stay Sane Among Toxic People

5)  Become assertive

Learn to be assertive, rather than passive, placating, nagging, criticizing, or aggressive. Get How To Speak Your Mind―Become Assertive and Set Limits and the webinar How to Be Assertive.

6)  Set Boundaries

Learn to set boundaries. (Also explained in the resources in #5.) If you think you have done so, but that they’re not working, read “10 Reasons Why Boundaries Don’t Work.”

Related: How To Handle Narcissistic Abuse

7) Be Strategic

If you’re dealing with someone highly defensive or with a personality disorder, there are specific strategies to having an impact.

Keep in mind these do’s and don’ts in confronting abuse and you’ll surely be able to deal with it.


© Darlene Lancer 2018
Written by Darlene Lancer
Originally Published on WhatIsCodependency.com
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  1. Spot on. My question is how to overcome it. 27 years marriage and I’m still recovering. Lost 3 jobs in 4 years and another in jeopard since I left. How do you recover and rebuild

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