I love myself. Truly and always, I love myself. And for the first time in a long time, I am putting myself first.
No Contact is the key that locks out that person from ever entering our heart, mind, and spirit in any palpable way again.
Sometimes, we focus on saving others in order to distract ourselves from our own growth.
They may romanticize the relationship and re-idealize you, taking back all their hurtful words and actions in one fell swoop (or cleverly constructed text message).
Do not tell her to “just get out if it’s really that bad”
You realise you have to learn who you are all over again. Abusive relationships drain your personal energy, they rely heavily on making you forget who you are independent of that toxic human in your life. You remember attributes of your own that you had to hide away in order to appease this toxic person. You learn how to allow those attributes to flourish.
This includes almost hitting you, punching walls or doors, towering over you or getting in your face, pushing or blocking you, making verbal threats, driving recklessly or speeding to show anger.
Neglecting or abandoning as a punishment
Intimate relationships often start off with the man being on his best behavior and showing his charming and kind side to the woman.
Nothing is ever their fault. Toxic and abusive people can never admit when they’re wrong.