How Do I Move On?RelationshipsHow Do I Move On?<div class="ExternalClass45908E6E03374C879B8D26D0BEA2E50D"><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">​I recently got myself out of an unhealthy, controlling relationship. I still do not know if it was emotionally abusive or not (according to my parents, it was) However, the relationship itself strained relations with my friends and family. I care about this guy a lot, and I knew I had to let go and move on, but I wasn't ready to. Anything I can do to fix relationships with my family/finally move on and let go? ​</span></p></div><div class="ExternalClass4A84F0C659EE4764A5015CCFB98EFEB8"><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">We are glad you have discovered our website and are reaching out tonight.  We can appreciate the loneliness and confusion you conveyed in your email about leaving the unhealthy relationship, yet still caring for him,  and wanting to repair relationships with your family and friends.   Take it slow with your family and friends.  They may not understand the connection you had with the relationship.  That is ok.  Be with them, learn who you can talk to and how much you can share with them.  As you heal you will find other things to talk about besides your relationship and shared common interests.  </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">We want you to know we are here for you.  We suggest reviewing the articles under the Tips section on the website, including "99 coping skills" and "Shoebox Therapy".</span></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> </span></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-shoe-box-therapy.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-shoe-box-therapy.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Our hotline - 1-800-448-3000 is open 24/7.  You can also chat or text with a counselor through <span style="line-height:115%;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;"><a href="/">www.yourlifeyourvoice.org</a></span>​ Expressing your feelings by talking can help offer some relief by sharing the burden.  You may also discover options to your situation that you would not likely discover on our own. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Sincerely,</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Larry – Counselor​</span></p></div>16

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