Recovering after a controlling relationship. Advice & Support.

“It takes a long time to recover from an abusive and controlling relationship. Being monitored, isolated, stalked and abused leave their mark.”

Read Domestic Shelter’s advice on recovery after a controlling relationship.

I am very afraid

Reclaiming activities and friends previously blocked.

Expressing yourself, free from criticism or violence.

“It is natural for survivors to feel fear and regret from time to time. Looking ahead will give them hope. It is usually best for survivors to separate themselves as much as possible from the controlling person and his contacts, so they cannot be controlled or monitored through someone else. (Of course, this will take a different kind of planning if they share young children). Survivors can look forward to a fulfilling life after ending a coercive control relationship. Recovery does not happen overnight but with time–it does happen.”

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Jonathan McCormick holds a 6th degree Black Belt in Combat Martial Arts. He is a U.S Marine (Inactive), trained with famed CIA operative Rex Applegate and Ultimate Fighter Champion Royce Gracie and is the director of the Institute of Defense Tactics. He is a former member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and works with members of various law enforcement agencies in the areas of suspect control and officer safety. His first novel Wyoming Secrets is available from Follow "J" Team characters, Jason Spencer, Jackson Pennington, Rebecca Simpson & "J" Team Leader Jessica Fukishura on Facebook. McCormick is currently working on the first sequel, "30,000 Secrets A "J" Team Novel" which is expected out in 2013.
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