Hi there, I’m (detail removed by moderator) and have been away from my abusive partner for (detail removed by moderator) now. In that time I built up my own consultancy and managed the unenviable task of launching my 2 boys into male adulthood with a totally appalling male role model ringing round there heads. None of it was easy, but it wasn’t until I made a major life change (detail removed by moderator) and began to think my past through during COVID lockdown that I realised what a dreadful burden of fear and anxiety and inner bruising I was still carrying with me. I’ve bought the book ‘Recovery Toolkit’ and hope to begin a long overdue journey back to my whole, wonderful self. This site will help 🙂
Welcome to the forum! You have done an amazing job creating a better future for your boys.
I am sorry to hear about how you are feeling, I hope with the right support you will be feeling back to yourself again. If you haven’t already you could get in touch with your local domestic abuse service to see what support they can offer you https://www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-abuse-directory/
Take care and please keep posting ot let us know how you are,
Welcome BonnieW, time to put you first by the sounds of it. Wishing you all the best on your recovery journey and look forward to hearing how it goes. Take a look at posts in positive steps topic for some inspiration along the way.