Closure is sad for us all, but it is also very exciting. When one door closes, another opens to new experiences, new opportunities, and new possibilities.
You are no longer as vulnerable to needy, controlling relationships because you are empowered by your rights and have set boundaries to limit the vulnerability.
Practice letting go of the abused victim identity – that identity is a part of your past, and now you can look forward to your future.
The temptation is always present to step back into the habits of the past. Remember that one step back and two steps forward are to be expected. Do NOT be angry with yourself when you step back, but dare to wait expectantly for a sense of direction, from within yourself, to take the next steps forward.
Confront, don’t avoid, temptation. Know yourself and recognize that the temptations of old habits are always an assault on your real identity.
The path to freedom from the past is motivation, forgiveness, LOVE OF YOURSELF, clearly defined goals, decisions, actions taken, and EMPOWERMENT.
You are strong. You are beautiful. You are worth it. You are no longer being abused. YOU ARE NO LONGER BEING ABUSED and that is because YOU chose to love yourself first.
Domestic Violence Initiative is here to help you with your transition. You don’t have to be afraid anymore.
Call us today because we want you to know how loved you are.