Dating a victim of domestic violence
Partner abuse involves physical, emotional, or verbal abuse.
We remember the abuse, so loud sounds, certain physical movements, and other things can remind us of the abuse.
Conversely, being poor at communicating will negatively impact your life.
Let’s take a look at how to master effective communication skills at work and home.
The after effects of relationship abuse are long-lasting, and can make the ups and downs of love even rockier.
Here are 7 ways a person who has experienced relationship trauma may love differently.
We still carry some of the scars of abuse leftover from the bad relationship. We have courage, compassion, and strength gained from moving on and coping with the experience of abuse. A partner with patience and compassion will see us for the treasures we really are.
Possessing effective communication skills is a powerful tool to have.
It takes courage to move on from an abusive relationship, and to open our hearts again.
No matter the type of abuse, the abused person suffers damage to their self-esteem.
Our abusers were critical of us, and undermined our self-confidence.
Sometimes we tell ourselves what our abusers told us, like “you’re no good”, or “how could anyone love you”, or “I hit you because you deserve it.” We need time to get over the damage to our self-esteem.
You can help by understanding that sometimes when we are depressed it can be because we are hearing these thoughts.Then, when the partner is hooked, the abuse begins.