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My IC advised me to go to local women's abuse center and go through group counseling for abuse.

My H never physically assaulted me, but if he put me through mental abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, monitoring, controlling, financial abuse, and sexual abuse, is this enough to go?

I guess I feel as if most the women go there have been through the physical abuse. I don't want to go and take time away from someone who may be more needing for the help?

Am I trying to make excuses? Maybe I'm just scared, I don't know. Maybe because it will make it "real"....
 

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You've been given a suggestion to go. Find a group and contact the moderator and ask if it would be appropriate for you. I suspect you'll find an additional avenue of support and care.
 

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I guess I feel as if most the women go there have been through the physical abuse. I don't want to go and take time away from someone who may be more needing for the help?

Am I trying to make excuses? Maybe I'm just scared, I don't know. Maybe because it will make it "real"....
No - you would not be taking time away from others. Physical abuse is horrible but, as it is said, the emotional/mental abuse stays with you longer. You need help - go and get it.
 

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My IC advised me to go to local women's abuse center and go through group counseling for abuse.

My H never physically assaulted me, but if he put me through mental abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, monitoring, controlling, financial abuse, and sexual abuse, is this enough to go?

I guess I feel as if most the women go there have been through the physical abuse. I don't want to go and take time away from someone who may be more needing for the help?

Am I trying to make excuses? Maybe I'm just scared, I don't know. Maybe because it will make it "real"....

Emotional scars last much longer than bruises - it will help you get stronger, make connections with other people and most of all help make you stronger for your future.

You are worth the time.
 

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Thank you, it just makes me anxious.. and it's just hard to believe that I am in this situation.

Tomorrow, I'm going for my hiv test as well... just a lot on my mind... things I would have never imagined, as with most here, that I would have to go through..
 

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Thank you, it just makes me anxious.. and it's just hard to believe that I am in this situation.

Tomorrow, I'm going for my hiv test as well... just a lot on my mind... things I would have never imagined, as with most here, that I would have to go through..

you are encouragement for all of us readers who are in similar situations . It will make you stronger for tomorrow. You're doing all the right things!
 
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