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.
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.
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.
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