Quarantine and Trauma
This time of self-quarantine is hard on most of us. However, those with a history of intimate partner violence or domestic violence, this time might be especially hard.
This is because it might remind you of when you were isolated from family or friends by your partner.
Or it might remind you of when you were not allowed to leave the house.
It is important for you to understand how this is making now harder for you.
It is also important to start to identify how this time is different than those times. Spend time noticing those differences, write them down to reference when it helps.
If there are things that you can do right now that would not have been allowed by your partner, do those things. It will help reinforce that now is different.
Be kind and patient with yourself. You’ve got this. You are a survivor!