Monday, September 16, 2013

Mourning An Abusive Relationship: Suggested Resources

[Reviewed and updated February 11, 2024]

As discussed in earlier posts, mourning the death of a relationship can be especially difficult when colored by a history of physical or emotional abuse. Whether the abuse stemmed from addiction, abandonment, mental illness, dementia or any number of other causes, it can complicate the grief process ~ unless and until it is examined, processed, understood and overcome.

Here are some resources that can help ~ and as always, if you know of any that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to leave a comment, below.
10 Steps to End a Toxic Relationship by Karen Lamoreux

Grieving a Difficult or Conflicted Relationship - by Jacque Amweg

Grieving After Your Abusive Relationship - by Jeanne King, PhD

Grieving Someone You Didn't Like (Because It Happens) - from What's Your Grief?

Heartbreak, Abandonment and Betrayal - Guided Imagery CD or MP3 by Belleruth Naparstek

He's Dead, But He's No Saint - by Robyn Woodman

Hopeline from Verizon - Connecting Survivors of Domestic Violence to Vital Resources

How to Process The Death of Someone Who Negatively Affected Your Life - by Brittany Wong

How to Support a Friend After Sexual Assault - from Option B and Joyful Heart Foundation

I Couldn't Fix You - A daughter laments her mother's addiction death

Identifying a Connection Between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence - from

Why Is It Still So Taboo to Speak Ill of The Dead? - by Kerri Sackville

Why People Stay In Abusive Relationships - by Craig Malkin, PhD

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