Posts Tagged "Depression/Anxiety"

Should I Stay or Leave?

Should I Stay or Leave?

Should I stay with or leave my abusive partner? This is the agonizing question many of you are asking yourselves right now. No one can answer this question for you. There are many forces pushing you first to leave, then to…

Feeling Amazing!

Feeling Amazing!

In September of 2016 I wrote a blog describing my slow journey to health. In that blog, I talked about all the physical symptoms I had after my abuse, like depression, anxiety, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IC (interstitial cystitis) – which…

Help! I’m Getting Divorced, Now What?

Help! I’m Getting Divorced, Now What?

Are you facing a divorce? Perhaps you have finally gotten the courage to leave your abusive spouse. Or, your spouse cheated on you multiple times. Whatever the reason you are in this place, it sucks. I’ve been there. My divorce…

Why Do I Still Love My Abuser?

Why Do I Still Love My Abuser?

I speak to many abuse victims. They contact me to understand whether they really are being abused. They contact me to seek help in leaving their abusers. Some even contact me to ask me why they still love their abusers. This…

A Bump in the Road

A Bump in the Road

A while back I wrote about my journey to physical health. I was very optimistic at that time that I would soon be able to come off all my prescription medications. Over the last several months, I have been slowly reducing…

My Slow Journey to Health

My Slow Journey to Health

Many abuse victims and survivors suffer from physical ailments. These are often a direct result of the abuse they’ve experienced though we don’t often realize it. Some of these might include: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, eating disorders, addictions to…

Do You Isolate Yourself?

Do You Isolate Yourself?

I believe one of the best things a survivor of abuse can do to help with her* healing is to get out of the house and be among loving, caring friends. You might agree . . . in theory. However,…

What Do I Lean On?

What Do I Lean On?

Last week was difficult. Two very hard things happened to me. The first was I had to make the wrenching decision to put my sweet little Maltese dog to sleep. Putting the family dog to sleep is rough no matter…