There are a lot of things you’ve come to accept after being in an abusive relationship, knowing that even when you finally walk out the door for the last time, life will just be a certain way. But, there are plenty of things that you probably aren’t expecting when the relationship comes to an end, because it seems no one tells you these things. What should you know when leaving an emotionally abusive relationship?
- When you leave emotional abuse, they don’t tell you what to expect. They tell you to stand firm, build a support system and find a safe place. Mend your internal wounds. They don’t tell you how much it will hurt
- Not because you want to stay in the brokenness but because it’s been home for too long. It hurts because you constantly look to this person for approval and validation
- It hurts like hell. The person you’re looking to for approval is the one person who’s making you need it in the first place.
“It hurts because you constantly look to this person for approval and validation; something you have never gotten from them and something you won’t ever get.”