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4. Believe that this isn’t forever.
I know that right now it feels like you will be in this place forever, that the abuse that is rained down on you daily is something that will always be a part of your life.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Yes, you might be stuck in this relationship now, for whatever reason, but it doesn’t have to be this way forever.
When you are ready, there are ways to get out. When the kids are gone or when the money isn’t so tight or when you have the outside support you need, you will be able to escape this abusive relationship and get on with your life.
Believing that this will be your one and only life will make it very difficult to move forward, to not let yourself sink into feelings of hopelessness and despair.
There is hope and help out there that can enable you to lead a happy and fulfilling life when you are ready and able.
5. Get help.
If you are feeling the need to set boundaries in an abusive marriage, I am guessing that things are going from bad to worse and that you know that if you don’t set some kind of boundaries you might die, or worse.
If you are in this place, please try to get help. There are all sorts of people out there who can help you get through, and out of, an abusive relationship.
If you are struggling with depression, reach out to your primary care doctor to give you an anti-depressant. Just being a little bit less depressed might motivate you to get out. Talk to your therapist about where you can seek help to get you through this time. Ask your life coach about coping mechanisms. Look for support groups in your area.
If you are going through an abusive relationship, you are not alone. There are many trained professionals who can help you get through this relationship intact. There are also many people who are in or were in, abusive relationships. Connecting with them will help you develop relationships with people who have shared experiences, people who can help you with understanding what is happening to you and to teach you coping skills for getting through it.
You don’t have to go this alone, so don’t!
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Learning how to set boundaries in an abusive marriage is the key to surviving it.
Perhaps you can’t get out of the relationship now but you can learn how to take care of yourself, to draw the line in the sand so that you can keep yourself as healthy as you can to ride this out.
Take care of yourself, don’t blame yourself, spend with others, look to the future and get some help.
Abusive relationships are devastating and, to survive them, you must take care of yourself. You can do it!
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