What we're about
Do you feel as if you're merely a shadow of your old self? This is a group for those who feel they have lost their identity at the hands of a loved one. Abuse from those who are supposed to love us most (whether it's physical, emotional, psychological, or verbal) is extremely traumatizing, completely devastating, and leads to depression. Let's get together and share our feelings, stories, and what has and hasn't worked for you in your recovery process. This group is for anyone currently in a toxic relationship, thinking of leaving, or has ended it. Members are encouraged to familiarize and educate themselves with the basic psychological behaviors of their "toxic" partner, as well as their own, as to contribute to a more beneficial conversation, although it is not imperative.
There is power in self expression and in numbers. Open to males and females.
There may be a trained expert/ professional at every meet up (depending on their availability). We currently have 4 different professionals on board to help guide us.
We will help heal ourselves and each other through sharing.
About the founder, Dana:
I left my partner a year ago after an extremely tumultuous relationship including emotional and physical abuse- it was heart-breakingly difficult. I felt like I was jumping a cliff blindfolded.
I felt I wasn't myself after being with him. Once I finally left, I was completely devastated and suffered from anxiety, depression and trauma bond. I started this group because I felt it would help to meet and talk with people who are going through the same thing. I am still on my journey of rediscovering who I am, and have made huge progress.
This group has been an immense help for many people in the same situation.