It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship

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Routledge, Jun 13, 2018 - Psychology - 234 pages

Now in its third edition, It’s My Life Now is a guide for survivors who have left an abusive relationship. It addresses—in clear, non-threatening language—various issues associated with abuse and violence, including post-relationship emotions, psychological impact, dealing with children, personal safety, legal problems, and financial security. Each chapter dismantles common myths about being in and leaving an abusive relationship and contains activities for self-exploration that survivors can complete as they navigate a new life free from abuse. Recommended by the National Coalition of Domestic Violence, this book is designed to benefit any survivor, no matter how much time has passed.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
SelfExploration Healing in Progress
Are You Out of Danger Now?
SelfEsteem
Sexual Abuse
How Could You Have Loved an Abuser?
Abuse of Men by Women and Abuse in Gay Lesbian
Losing Your Partner Your Dream Your Life
What About the Children?
SelfExploration Child Assessment
Practical Considerations
Beginning to Heal
Who Are You Now?
The Temptation to Go Back
Is Your Abuser Still in Your Life?
Loving Again

When Feelings Overwhelm
Signs of Unfinished Healing
Resources
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