Leaving an abusive relationship is no easy task, especially when we’re alone and with little support. That’s why I made this video, to share with you the loving messages I wish I’d been told after leaving my abusers. It’s personal, inspiring, down-to-earth, and so darn self-loving.
In a lot of ways, this is the toughest time in our recovery journey—because it’s the first time we’re shifting into healing. It takes great bravery and courage to stand on our own after leaving an abusive relationship. The fact you made it that far is already incredible.
This is a time when our hearts are raw, and it’s also a time many of us need the greatest support. Sometimes we don’t have support around us (people can defend our abusers and harm us, unfortunately). So, this video is meant to help you find that support and love, even if you don’t have it from close personal relationships around you.
I was alone after I left my final abuser. All my friends had abandoned me (thanks, victim blaming) and I’d gone out into the world while traumatized, jobless, sick, and frightened.
I created this video after reflecting on my wounded self during that time. The alone, scared me. So, I recorded a love letter—and it’s one I hope reaches your heart today.
What other loving messages do you think you need to hear after leaving an abusive relationship? You’re always encouraged to leave a comment, as it’s by working together that us survivors heal best. Comments lead to community, and community leads to true and deep transformation.