Get out of an abusive relationship with these 10 tips

If you’ve been wondering how to get out of an abusive relationship, then you’ve come to the right place.

Keep reading because I’m about to share with you tips you can employ to finally break free from that bondage.

 

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You’ll remember that a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships. An abusive relationship is anything but healthy.

It undermines your freedom and everything good that God intended for you when he made you.

 

So what are the tips to get out of an abusive relationship?

 

  • Tip #1: Lean on God

Yes, my answer to everything. As you try to get out of an abusive relationship, God is your best refuge. And you have to get into his word to be able to draw out his comfort and counsel.

So, take your relationship with God to the next level in this difficult phase of your life. If you’ve never really had a relationship with God, now is the time to start.

God is in the pages of your bible. The bible has the answer to every question you are asking yourself right now.

If you have trouble with your bible, then I recommend 6 easy tips to help you understand your bible.

Also read 10 easy tips to improve your prayer life.

 

  • Tip #2: Know what you want

It’s people who are unclear about what they want who can’t get out of an abusive relationship.

Be clear about what you want and let your partner know what that is. If your needs can’t be met, then you need to get out provided you’ve communicated your dissatisfaction and done all that’s necessary to make the relationship work.

You can’t get out of an abusive relationship until you do this first tip. And to do it, you must know yourself. So read these 6 useful tips to know yourself better.

 

  • Tip #3: Communicate before leaving

It might seem unfathomable to communicate with someone who abuses you. But leaving without communicating your departure will inhibit you from finding closure.

So, try to get your partner to sit down so you can have a heart to heart in as calm a manner as possible. Remember this: communication will help you get a clean break as you try to get out of an abusive relationship.

 

  • Tip #4: Know where you are going from here

And I can tell you right now that it’s not into the arms of a new lover. Starting a new relationship shouldn’t even be something you think about as you get out of an abusive relationship.

Be prepared to spend some time alone so you can heal, regroup and prepare to get into a new relationship when the time is right.

 

  • Tip #5: Distance yourself from this relationship as much as possible

Saying you want to stay friends with your partner will only make things more complicated for you as you get out of an abusive relationship.

There’s nothing wrong with remaining in good terms with your partner after you’ve broken up. In fact, that’s the best thing to do.

But you should do that while maintaining some distance from them. And that means not just them but everything associated with them; their family, friends etc.

Clinging to some parts of your partner’s life will only make leaving and staying away much harder for you.

 

  • Tip #6: Get closer to your friends and family

As you distance yourself from your partner, make sure you get closer to your loved ones.

These people are your support system as you get out of an abusive relationship, and you are going to need them as you face a life of readjusting back to your singleness.

 

  • Tip #7: Take a step back from social media

Not just your partner’s accounts, but social media altogether. Social media just throws people’s lives in your face. And remember, those lives are staged and not a true representation of how those people live.

As you get out of an abusive relationship, of course you are going to get hurt when you see other people’s seemingly perfect lives on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

You’ll then start to doubt your decision to leave your relationship, though deep down you know that was the right decision to make.

Read the real impact of social media in your life.

Resist the temptation to compare yourself to anyone by reading how to stop comparing yourself to others.

Comparing yourself to others as you get out of abusive relationship will only make you feel worse than you already do about yourself. But there’s nothing to feel bad about. In fact, you should be proud of yourself for taking such a brave step.

Pick yourself up by reading 9 effective strategies to improve your self-esteem.

 

  • Tip #8: Focus on helping others

As you get out of an abusive relationship and lean on friends and family for support, don’t let everything become about you. You should also offer help to them and to many people in this world who need you right now, despite you and them not knowing each other.

So, help others and you’ll no longer feel alone. In fact, you’ll feel fortunate in your life right now.

Read these 8 important tips to be more generous.

Who knows? Maybe this chance to step into selflessness will help you uncover your true calling in life.

You’ll want to read 10 important steps to discover and develop your talent.

 

  • Tip #9: Refuse to make excuses

Not for yourself or your partner. Don’t try to give reasons why you might be abused because nothing justifies being someone else’s punching bag.

If you make excuses, you’ll never get out of an abusive relationship. Instead, know right now that you deserve much more respect than what you are getting right now.

You tried to get your partner to see reason. They didn’t, so it’s time to move on from them.

 

  • Tip #10: Forgive

Forgive yourself and forgive your partner. It’s time to move forward and not hold grudges. You want to heal and forgiveness will surely give you healing.

Read my post a simple healthy lifestyle requires forgiveness.

 

The final word

The first thing to remember as you get out of an abusive relationship is that the abuse is not your fault, no matter what you think you’ve done wrong.

A healthy relationship should be about mutual respect. An abusive partner has no respect for you and there can’t be a healthy and productive future for you. Get out of an abusive relationship so you can finally realize the life God intended for you: a simple healthy lifestyle.

Remember that forgiveness is a virtue that will heal broken hearts and this broken world, so we must all strive to have it by starting with forgiving those who hurt us deeply.

Also remember to be happy everyday by reading these 17 simple things you must do to become happier.

 

Thank you for reading this post. Please tell us what you think of it. Have you ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship? Then please share with us your experience. What are some of your tips?

Even if you’ve never tried to get out of an abusive relationship, still share your thoughts with us please.

 

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Enjoy every weekend with these 10 tips

In life, you should aim to enjoy every weekend. The weekend is the time to put aside your work and focus on recharging so you can get physically, mentally and emotionally ready for the coming week.

So how do you enjoy every weekend?

 

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  • Tip #1: Drop all your work

I don’t care how busy you are; you should still make it a point to enjoy every weekend no matter how many reports you have due at work or school.

Don’t overwork yourself. It’s important to take every weekend off work to recharge.

 

  • Tip #2: Switch off your phone

Even if you are worried your boss might call you to ask about that report. Your boss must know that your weekends are your own private time and he/she shouldn’t interfere.

Switching off your phone and making yourself inaccessible to the outside world is definitely a great tip to enjoy every weekend.

 

  • Tip #3: Invite family and friends over

This is a great tip if you are determined to enjoy every weekend. Maybe you are already living with your immediate family. Then call your aunts, uncles and cousins over. Call your friends over and use the weekend to catch up with them.

Remind yourself why a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships.

You have no friends? Then read these 12 easy tips to make friends easily.

Invest in great conversations with your loved ones. If you have trouble starting conversations then I recommend 12 easy tips to become a good conversationalist.

 

  • Tip #4: Cook healthy food

You are trying to enjoy every weekend, so don’t throw your healthy diet out the window. Now isn’t the time to gorge on unhealthy food.

The weekend is not some time off your journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle; it’s still a part of the journey, so eat healthy. Remind yourself why a simple healthy lifestyle requires a good diet.

Check out these 10 must-read pros of doing your own cooking and bring everyone together for some bonding.

 

  • Tip #5: Garden

Gardening is definitely a must-do if you want to enjoy every weekend. I tend to my vegetable garden every weekend.

Use the weekends to take care of the source of your healthy foods. If you don’t have a garden you should make it a point to have one. Limited space? Put some pots on your window sills.

Make a vegetable garden without spending any money is a post you must read.

 

  • Tip #6: Explore the outdoors

Especially if you are cooped up indoors on weekdays. This Sunday I spent my entire day outside, reconnecting with nature and enjoying some time away from technology. If you do that, I promise you’ll definitely enjoy every weekend.

 

  • Tip #7: Switch off the television

I know watching TV might sound like a great way to enjoy every weekend. But trust me, TV has no place in your journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.

Watch less TV with these easy tactics.

If you truly want to enjoy every weekend, then switch off that television and do something worthwhile with your time instead.

 

  • Tip #8: Read

Reading is a great activity to do if you want to enjoy every weekend. I use the weekend to read my bible farther that I do on weekdays. I also occasionally enjoy a great book.

There’s a lot of reading material to choose from so you can enjoy every weekend. Invest your time in reading, it will be worth it.

Exercise caution as you read. I recommend my post are you aware of what you read?

Remember that reading is a great way to nurture your personal development.

 

  • Tip #9: Clean your surroundings

Don’t treat cleaning as an enemy. You should aim to keep your surroundings clean as part of your journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.

Normally, you are too busy to do thorough cleaning on weekdays. So, do your cleaning on weekends and don’t let that dirt pile on into the next week.

I promise if you learn to appreciate activities like cleaning, you’ll enjoy every weekend.

 

  • Tip #10: Revisit your goals

You might be so busy on weekdays that you don’t have time to think about what you want in life.

Revisiting your goals and assessing your progress is the perfect way to enjoy every weekend. Not every one of your goals is work-related, I hope. You should have goals of what you want out of life in general.

Use the weekend to assess where you are on these goals. Are you making progress? Read these 12 signs you are making progress in your life.

 How successful are you feeling this weekend? Cultivate success everyday with these 7 effective tips.

 

The final word

In this busy world, it’s best that you make it a point to enjoy every weekend. We’ve become so busy and self-absorbed with our nonsense that we forget to live, and the weekend is your chance to really get in touch with what you were destined for: enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.

 

Thank you for reading this post. How do you enjoy every weekend? Please share your tips with us by commenting.