No matter what type of domestic abuse you lived through, whether it was physical, sexual, emotional, or a combination of these, you didn’t deserve it. No matter what your abuser may have told you, no matter how it can feel sometimes, it was not your fault. You didn’t deserve it. But you do deserve to feel better. You do deserve to move on. Domestic abuse counseling at Thriveworks in Greensboro can help.
Side Effects of Domestic Abuse
There may be side effects you’re so used to dealing with that you don’t even realize you have them.
- Do you get nervous when others aren’t?
- Do you get scared or jump at the slightest loud noise or abrupt movement?
- Do you have phobias today that you didn’t have before the abuse started?
- Do you think about suicide?
- Are you unable to trust others?
- Do you have sexual issues?
- Are you afraid of intimacy? These are all potential side effects of abuse.
These are all potential side effects of abuse. The good news is that a domestic abuse counselor can help you manage these symptoms.
Break the Cycle of Abuse
Most people who’ve dealt with an abuser are familiar with the cycle of abuse – even if don’t realize they are. It typically goes like this: picking an argument, becoming abusive, and then apologize. As time goes on, the level of the abuse gets worse – never better. The abuser will promise up and down that they’ll never do it again. They often feel legitimate remorse. But nothing can stop them from acting out again.
Work with a Domestic Abuse Counselor at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC
Counseling for domestic abuse isn’t a scary experience. We won’t make you tell us anything you don’t want to. We won’t force you to do anything you’re not comfortable with. Our goal is singular: your safety. For some people, that starts at a very base level: helping clients find a safe place to go. For others, it means helping them let go of the memories that make them feel unsafe even though years may have passed since their abuse.
At Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, NC, you can finally get the compassionate, experienced help you need to move on with your life.