Breaking up is very hard to come to terms with. You believed that you found the partner of your dreams and that you would both be happy together for the rest of your lives. If only everything in life could be so simple, yet breaking up is a fact of life and differences often open up cracks that were not there before. It's heartbreaking, usually more so for one person than the other and that can leave you in a very lonely place.
Feeling vulnerable and raw after a break up is natural, it's part of being human; what is not natural is for you to suffer this pain and grief by yourself. Many, many people have gone through this process of breaking up, but they have come to terms with it and learned the best ways to move on.
Violence of any kind is unacceptable, but domestic violence is one of the worst of its kind. Often unseen and unrecognised it can leave a person feeling alone and isolated. This circle is for those who have suffered domestic violence and abuse, both physical and mental, who would like to learn more about its effects and solutions that others have found to be useful and practical. Please do not be afraid to share your experiences, but choosing an anonymous username your privacy is secured.
It is hoped that by sharing your experiences that others can find light at the end of what must appear to be a long tunnel and come out smiling and be relieved that this suffering can and will come to and end.