Written by: BTSADV Survivor I was with my boyfriend for 18 months. He started off sweet and caring, but one night we both got drunk
By: Clint Schiller Dating a Survivor of Domestic Abuse can be frustrating, difficult, irritating, complexing, and confusing; if you try and fix them! PATIENCE –
I thought he loved me. Thought I had met the love of my life. I was wrong. The man I loved abused me during my pregnancy, and it didn’t stop there. Looking back, I understand how I fell under his spell and why it took so long for me to leave.
This is why the month of May shines a spotlight on Mental Health Awareness. We all deal with issues of mental health but survivors and victims of domestic violence have unique mental health needs, as well as barriers preventing us from reaching out for support.
We’ve all heard about abuse triggering or causing anxiety, PTSD, and/or depression. However, do we know what any of those terms mean? What exactly does one go through when they’re experiencing these types of mental illnesses or triggers?