Hey guys! I’m here today because I want to share some resources and information that I feel can help those of you who may be struggling with an unhealthy relationship, an abusive relationship, or the healing that comes after getting out of these kinds of relationships. Although I do not have any stories of my own that I am willing to share, I want to use this platform to amplify the voices of other women who have struggled with similar issues and share their stories with you.
Resource for Women in Immediate Danger
Here you can find various kinds of safety plans for escape if you are in immediate danger. This website also has a very large list of additional resources that can help you with things like legal resources, suicide prevention, and finding shelters near you if you live in the United States. Even if you don’t live here this is still an excellent resource to check out.
Videos on Emotional Abuse and Other Women’s Stories
How to Spot the Hidden Signs Someone Is Gaslighting
By: Dr. Ramani Durvasula
The Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Love
By: Katie Hood
The content of this video is important because some of the signs of unhealthy love can be hard to identify if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Many of the things that she mentions tend to become the norm and people can become desensitized to them. Unhealthy love can escalate to abuse, so it’s important to be able to identify the signs before it gets to that point.
Why I Stayed, Why I Left
By: Mada Tsagia-Papadakou
In the video, she also mentions that she made it a point to learn more about herself and how she needed to heal. I feel like this self-reflection is one of the most important things that someone can do in order to make sure that they understand how their trauma has affected them and what steps they need to take in order to work through it and maintain healthy relationships in the future.
Psychological Abuse - Caught in Harmful Relationships
By: Signe M. Hegestand
Additional Information Regarding the Attachment Theory Mentioned by Signe M. Hegestand
Four Styles of Adult Attachment
By: Terry Levy
How Fearful Avoidant Attachment Affects Relationships
By: Kimberly Holland
Resources For Healing
Free Content From A Mental Health Professional
Here’s the instagram account of an existential psychotherapist named Sara Kuburic. She posts great content regarding trauma, healing, boundaries, love bombing, and examples of healthy and unhealthy habits and beliefs. I feel like this is a great resource for people who are struggling to understand themselves and for people who are learning to form healthy habits and maintain healthy relationships.
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