Need help - moving on from an abusive relationship
TW: emotional abuse
Hey there ladies,
I am two weeks out of an emotionally abusive relationship. Wounds are still very fresh and thought I was making big progress, but things escalated yesterday.
My roomie/ bestie is on bumble and my ex swiped right on her. But here’s the kicker: he used a photo of us as his first pic in his profile.
She called him out on it and he refuses to take the photo down. He says he isn’t using it to be spiteful, but I think it’s really odd and a huge emotional abuse move to say “this is the prettiest girl I’ve dated. I can handle you too.”
I go to therapy, I’m reading books, I’m doing more self care. I’ve already unfollowed him on all social media and gone no contact (at least on my end). I’m just so shaken up by this. I lost sleep last night and I’m insanely nauseous.
If you’ve ever experienced an abusive relationship, I’d love to hear your stories and advice for healing. I know this was just a bump in the road, but I feel absolutely awful and weirded out that he’s using our photos together. And also that he still has them up all over social.
I know this might seem like a childish post, but I’m genuinely looking for advice on how to manage my Ptsd better and move on from this. Any advice to help heal is greatly appreciated.