Dating after domestic violence

Lynn anticipated the pain that would come at any moment.

She was on guard for the humiliation..lack of control..hateful ways.

Others are positive indicators that you are becoming involved with an abuser.

Before you start a new relationship, make sure that you have begun to cope with the things that you experienced in your past abusive relationship.

Seek counseling to help you work through your emotional pain and connect with your local domestic violence program to get support.

Lynn is currently dating a man who is kind, gentle, and understanding.

He has done nothing to send off any indication that he would harm her or become aggressive.

Lynn is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of experiencing domestic violence.

Her body is working against her to feel safe in her current relationship as she sees her new boyfriend through the eyes of the past.

Take your time in getting to know your partner and letting them know you.

Develop a trusting partnership where both of you are comfortable expressing your needs, wants and thoughts.

Practice Safe Dating Regardless of whether you’ve been in an abusive relationship before or not, practicing safe dating is important when beginning a relationship.

Making sure that you meet your partner at the location of your first few dates, rather than letting them drive you, spending time together in public at first and making sure that someone you trust knows your whereabouts are all ways to stay safe when dating.

The thing is that Lynn left her abuser over a year ago and he is nowhere around.