Survivors, Don’t Fall For These Traps

Keep doing the work and thrive


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Getting back with the abuser. This is a given but many women are tempted to go back to what they know and what they think they can survive. I had to fight going back so I could be with my children. It took two years before the thought of going back went away.

Starting a new relationship too soon. This can be a huge distraction from the work that needs to be done to make it out and stay out. Also, if enough healing hasn’t happened you can end up in another abusive relationship.

Not investing in yourself. After a relationship ends you need to spend time rebuilding yourself. This is a good time to reassess your life and what you want.

Settling for less than. After all the hard work of getting out of an abusive relationship, it is time to go for the good stuff. No more settling or holding onto toxic relationships.

Poor self-confidence. Sometimes you have to fake it until you make it especially as you rebuild your confidence. You have to step into who you are as a survivor. You are strong and have done this thing and now it’s time to own that bada** move.

Keep going on your journey to healing.

❤ Julia



Julia Freeman, Trauma Recovery Coach

I believe survivors of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence deserve to live in freedom and peace.