3. Join a Support Group
Join a support group in person or online. That was invaluable for me. Sharing and listening to others like me gave me a sense of relief. I wasn’t alone. Many were further down the track than I was. I learned from them too. Applying their experience and knowledge to my own situation. I did and it worked.
4. Get Professional Help
Seek professional help and support. You can’t do this alone. Get professional advice and practical help. Including financial or legal advice to know where you stand. I’ve listed domestic abuse helplines here.
5. Knowledge is Power
Read every self-help book you can get your hands on. Knowledge is power. This is what I did. Understanding narcissistic abuse and codependency gave me the tools I needed to break the cycle.
If you’re emotionally overwhelmed. Feeling trapped, focusing on you is the crucial first step. Getting support to build your self-esteem is the way to start getting your power back.
You don’t need to make big scary decisions like leaving your relationship right now.
When you need to know the answer to that, you’ll be strong enough to decide.
Are you emotionally overwhelmed? Feeling trapped? Do you want the old you back? Let me know in the comments below.