What Can I Do For Myself?

  • Learn about the effects of abuse and the recovery process
  • Set your own boundaries and limits
  • Find someone to talk to – perhaps consider connecting with a counselor
  • Be aware of your own feelings and needs – these need not be put on hold until your loved one has sufficiently healed
  • Find a balance between spending time together and time apart
  • Prioritize self-care, relaxation and fun
  • Learn to use calm, open and respectful communication skills

"Everyone has a right to have a present and future that are not completely dominated and dictated by the past" - Karen Saakvitne