From Surviving to Thriving: How I Healed After an Abusive Relationship

Tips on discarding your emotional baggage from a survivor

Eight years ago, I was an emotional wreck. The man I was engaged to had become mentally abusive to me, physically abusive to our dog, and manipulative to his rotten core.

He had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from war and I always made excuses for him. I felt I…