As a future Social Worker, I felt it would be good to have a post in the Love and Marriage group that has information about the different types of abuse - and yes, there is more than just physical abuse. I have listed some links below, and I hope that everyone will add more resources and /or stories so that we can keep it on top as a primary resource. Feel free to include resources and information about abuse within an adult relationship, child abuse/neglect, and elder abuse. It's not a fun topic, but I think it's vital that we have these resources available!
No, but a friend invited me to her meditation class (it is run by her friend and daughter), and at first i thought that it was a little strange even though i am open minded to anything. But after a couple of times of attending I have found that it has helped me tremendously. I still have panic attacks but alot less frequently, and PTSD but have learned to focus on a positive thing and breathing exercises have helped as well.
No, but a friend invited me to her meditation class. This has helped me tremendously. I still have panic attacks but less frequently. Along with the anxiety and PTSD but breathing methods and exercises has helped me focus on something small and positive and it subsudes after a while. I don't think it will ever fully go away but I survived and I'm alive and that's all that matters. Until the next panic attack happens I will stay positive and focused.
Wow, how scary! I'm glad you got out of that and are safe now, but are you seeing anyone for the PTSD and other lingering effects you're suffering from years of abuse?
My first marriage was verbal and mental abuse for years and I didn't realize it until a friend, whom I confided in, told me outright "you are being abused", I laughed at her and said it wasnt, but later realized that it was.Told myself i would never deal with that again, but years later I met a guy who was nice, romantic and just plain great, then when my daughter was six months old his true colors became vivid, he grabbed by the neck, i thought he was going to kill me. That was the start of a ten year marriage that would be full of abuse, physical, mental and verbal, only twice my daughter witnessed it, once when she was 6months and once when she was 3yrs, hopefully she doesn't remember the second time. Because of that I now have PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks and hate crowds and being crowded.