Emotional Upheaval After Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Emotional Upheaval After Leaving an Abusive Relationship emotional upheaval after leaving an abusive relationship
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Today I want to discuss the upheaval of emotions that often follows leaving an abusive relationship. When you’ve been in such a situation, you’re likely to experience a flood of feelings — sadness, anger, resentment, and more. In these relationships, expressing your emotions freely is often discouraged. You might be told you’re overreacting, gaslighted, or made to feel like your feelings aren’t valid. So, you learn to push these emotions aside and put on a brave face, even when you’re hurting inside.

Once you finally leave the relationship, you’re hit with a mix of emotions. You’re feeling the suppressed emotions from the relationship, like anger and sadness, as well as new emotions stemming from the freedom of leaving. It’s like removing a band-aid — the pain that was temporarily suppressed now comes to the surface. This can leave you feeling like your emotions are all over the place, constantly shifting from sadness to loneliness to happiness and back again.

Leaving the relationship also brings a new set of emotions, like loneliness and fear of being alone. It can be overwhelming to navigate all these feelings, and they can often spiral into even more emotions.

This emotional rollercoaster happens because past emotions that were never dealt with tend to resurface when triggered. But healing is about addressing and releasing these emotions, learning from them, and letting go of the past. Once you’ve worked through these emotions, you’ll find a sense of emotional mastery, where you can understand and learn from your feelings without being overwhelmed by them.

So, take the time to work through your emotions and learn from them. Healing is a journey, but it’s one that leads to emotional freedom and growth.

Note from the Author

If you’re ready and you’d like my help with healing, finding peace in life and breaking free from these toxic patterns, then you can book a FREE BREAKTHROUGH CALL with me HERE. Happy healing 💙💙. Feel free to share and comment! Use this information with caution, it comes from my own thoughts & bias, experiences and research😊.

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Edwin Bii

I'm Edwin Bii, a trained advanced conversational hypnotherapist (ACH) and Mind Shifting Coach from Kenya offering mental health support, and life coaching to help you crush your goalsand overcome your problems. Together, we'll navigate challenges, build self-awareness, and create a happier, healthier you. Let's unlock your potential.

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