Divorce & Emotional Abuse

Divorce & Emotional Abuse

 

Are you in a romantic relationship or ending one that’s utterly confusing and causing you to feel like you’re crazy?

Even though you’ve been partnered all this time, do you still feel alone, found it difficult to be yourself, and that everything that is “wrong” is your fault?

Have you recently entered any of these words into Google search bar: “toxic relationship”, “energy vampire”, “subtle abuse”, “mean spouse”, “confusing relationships”?

Have you been living with years of low self-esteem and self-judgment?

If you responded yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from emotional abuse.

While recovering from emotional abuse can be difficult, it’s not impossible. If you find yourself feeling any of the following:

  • Unresolved hostility or resentment
  • Loneliness, or worry that you won’t find love again
  • Guilt about things you should or should not have done in your relationship
  • Grief or depression about the dissolution of your marriage
  • Stress or anxiety about managing responsibilities on your own
  • depression
  • anxiety, stress and worry
  • eating disorders
  • mood-related challenges
  • low self-worth
  • self-harming behaviors

… then creative counseling can help!

As Leonard Cohen said, “the darkness beckons the light”.

Given your upbringing, you most likely carry sharme about the idea of asking for help, especially from a stranger. We know you weren’t able to ask for help as a child, and it’s what you’ve told your kids: “don’t talk to strangers”.

Working one-on-one with a therapist, you can learn to accept and address feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety, guilt or depression. Your therapist can help you find positive outlets to deal with your emotions. If you leave these feelings unresolved, they can come out later in life and affect you in unexpected and negative ways. Therapy can help you process these emotions in a healthy way so that you can move past this moment of pain and sorrow and work to move forward in your life.