Domestic violence means abuse inflicted on one adult by another, while both live together in the same household. Most often it's physical abuse by an intimate partner, but it can also be abuse of elderly parents by adult children, etc. Please - no perp-bashing.
Abuse wasn't fair, we didn't deserve it, and yet are stuck with the consequences for life. This folder contains pure rage and all sorts of language - it's therapeutic to quit walking on eggshells and voice how we really feel about having been violated.
Things that help us maintain emotional health: staying focused on what matters, detaching from what doesn't, managing our anger, anxiety, negativity, tips, tricks, questions, helpful articles, motivational quotes, etc.
Practical steps we take to take charge and feel good again. New Year's resolutions, time management, motivation, mastering activities in daily living, overcoming obstacles in staying physically active - anything that helps you put your life back on track.
Past abuse can certainly impact our current relationships. We might struggle with trust, boundaries, communication, or any other aspect that makes a relationship healthy and pleasurable. Post your struggles, questions, discoveries, interesting articles you found, or anything else relevant to relationships in the folders below.
Place to discuss your struggles, insights, thoughts, and feelings regarding faith. Please note though - ALL religions and beliefs are welcome here. Fort is a multicultural community, please respect all of our members.
Anything that has to do with Therapy, Counseling, PDocs. Struggles with transference, article on when to terminate, your opinion on EMDR, new meds you're on - let's discuss it here.
Doing harmful things to one's body is not uncommon among abuse survivors. We hear your pain. Post your struggles, victories, insights, and questions here - but please refrain from extra graphic descriptions...
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