What’s The Hardest Of Practicing No Contact After Leaving An Abusive Relationship?

What’s The Hardest Of Practicing No Contact After Leaving An Abusive Relationship? what’s the hardest of practicing no contact after leaving an abusive relationship?
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Today, I’ll be addressing the question of what the hardest phase of no contact with your abusive ex is. When I refer to no contact, I mean the period after you’ve left the relationship and decided to cut off communication. This involves not talking to them, blocking them on all social media platforms, and even distancing yourself from mutual friends. The hardest part is typically the initial phase when you’re alone, planning your way forward.

During this initial phase, you’ll encounter a flood of negative emotions such as loneliness, feelings of emptiness, sadness, and a sense of betrayal. It’s a moment of realization where you start piecing together past events and understanding the extent of the manipulation and abuse. You may recall instances where they were deceitful, had someone else, or were cheating on you. This phase is challenging because you’re facing the painful truth about the abusive nature of the relationship.

These realizations aren’t just about the abuser; they’re also about you. You begin to comprehend the pain you’ve endured, the time you’ve ‘wasted’, and the depths of the wounds you’ve carried. The initial phase is marked by the difficulty of acknowledging the severity of the situation.

Furthermore, you may find conflicting emotions arising. While part of you recognizes the manipulative behavior and wants to move on, another part may still crave their presence. There could be an urge to reach out, confront them, express that you’re missing them, or even check their social media to see if they’ve moved on. It’s a tug-of-war between the desire for closure and the lingering attachment.

This initial phase is a normal part of the process of moving on from an abusive relationship. It’s like removing a dirty bandage from a wound — the pain becomes more apparent, but it’s a necessary step toward healing. The abusive relationship, in a way, acted as a covering for deeper wounds within you. No contact unveils these wounds, allowing you to see and address them.

While the initial phase may seem challenging, you can make it easier for yourself by actively dealing with and processing these emotions. It’s an opportunity for deep healing, exposing and addressing the wounds rather than seeking distractions or running away from the pain. The key is to face the pain head-on, find a safe space to process it, and allow yourself to feel and heal. I hope this explanation makes sense and provides insights into the journey of deep healing.

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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