When Overcoming Trauma From Abuse: How Mental Health Therapy Supports Your Journey
If you have spent years in an abusive relationship, it's hard to know who you can trust. Feelings of inadequacy, fear of intimacy, and anxiety can all be present, even when you have left the relationship and are trying to move on. While you take the steps you need to in order to physically move forward from an abusive relationship, the lingering emotional baggage can leave you traumatized for years, without professional help. When you work with a counselor to address your trauma, you can learn from your experiences and develop strategies to strengthen your boundaries. You will gain the confidence you want to move on with your life, and have the healthy relationship with your own mental health that you want.
Recognizing Trauma From Relationships
The breakup of any relationship can be difficult to deal with. If you find that your self esteem is low or that you feel as if you will never be loved again, mental health treatment can help you get your life back. When you take a look back at your relationship and realize that you were being yelled at, controlled, put down, or you were always in fear, mental health treatment can help you work through the emotions that these realizations bring to light.
Building Better Boundaries Through Therapy
Some people who have escaped an abusive relationship tend to attract people that are abusive, because it's easy to take advantage of their kindness. If you find yourself never being able to say no, then you may have a problem with boundaries. When you are the person who always says yes, even when it is a detriment to your health or wellness, it's time to take a better look at your boundary-setting. You can still be kind and have strong boundaries. In fact, once you have personal boundaries in place, you will discover that you are better equipped to help those you want to help without being drained by people who aren't supportive.
The Healing Journey is Yours
As you process what happened to you in your traumatic relationship, mental health therapy can help you identify patterns of behavior. You will have an empathetic environment in which to talk about your experiences and you will heal day by day as your story unfolds.
Mental health therapy is an excellent tool for when you are trying to figure out what happened in a relationship. Trauma from abuse is real and help is available, when you work with a qualified therapist.