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Starting over was the hardest things for me. I was scared of so many things. How would the children cope? How would I survive as a single mother? I felt so broken, I wondered would I ever be whole again?
I feel like during the years after leaving my abusive relationship I spent more times in tears on my knees questioning whether I could cope, than I did doing anything else. It was the hardest thing I have ever done.
I coped by reaching out to services like Shine. I saw counsellors – quite a few – before I found the support that worked for me!
I also read books on recovery, or spiritualism, on living free from trauma.
It has been a process, but six years on I now smile more than cry, in fact, the tears are few these days – something I thought might never happen! I am mostly healed, but still working daily to be the best version of myself, with awareness and humility.
You can be free, whole, happy and healthy.