This blog features posted written by Christine Murray and updates related to her book, Triumph Over Abuse: Healing, Recovery, and Purpose after an Abusive Relationship.
Shortly after Triumph Over Abuse was published earlier this year, I was invited to write a workbook on recovering from verbal abuse. It was such a needed topic that I couldn't turn it down.
I'm excited to share that The Verbal Abuse Recovery Workbook is coming out in under two weeks! Please help spread the word to others who might benefit from this book.
You can pre-order a copy by clicking here. If you're interested in more sneak peeks in the coming weeks and even a few book giveaways, connect with our See the Triumph Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SeeTheTriumph), which is where we'll share additional updates about this book in the coming weeks.
Last week, I facilitated this program on healthy friendships, which was hosted through a partnership between our Healthy Relationships Initiative and Fellowship Hall, a local treatment facility for substance abuse and addiction. Although a lot of what we discussed was related to friendship while recovering from addiction, there's a lot of helpful information that was shared by the panelists that applies to friendships in everyone's lives.
You can find the full video of the program here: www.facebook.com/fellowshiphallinc/videos/455292778918580.
I'm looking forward to presenting this upcoming training for mental health professionals in May. To learn more or register, please visit: https://eventbrite.com/e/responding-to-family-violence-best-practices-for-mental-health-professiona-tickets-147669065149.
Book Discount Available
My publisher, Routledge Mental Health, is offering this 20% discount code to order Triumph Over Abuse direct from them. To use the code, enter it at the following link: https://www.routledge.com/Triumph-Over-Abuse-Healing-Recovery-and-Purpose-after-an-Abusive-Relationship/Murray/p/book/9780367646455?utm_source=individuals&utm_medium=shared_link&utm_campaign=B011951_ca1_1au_1aj_d741.
I was grateful for the opportunity to be interviewed by UNCG News for this article on domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the full article here: https://news.uncg.edu/domestic-violence-during-pandemic/.
Learning to Trust
It takes time to learn to trust others after being hurt by an abusive partner. Take time to get to know people, and set healthy boundaries to let supportive people in and keep distance from those who are hurtful.
Quote source: Triumph Over Abuse book, page 48
Find the Right Support
Along the journey of healing from past abuse, there are people who can help you, but also others who can hinder your progress. Surround yourself with the right kind of support, and learn to set boundaries with those who may get in the way of your progress.
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I'm looking forward to presenting this upcoming Healthy Relationships Initiative program on healthy communications and boundary setting in relationships! This virtual program is free to attend, and you can register via Eventbrite by clicking here.
Whether abuse occurs during or after an intimate relationship ends, it is never the victim's fault. Abuse is always the responsibility of the one who is perpetrating it.
Quote Source: Triumph Over Abuse book, p. 130.
In Chapter 4 of Triumph Over Abuse, I write in detail about the potential value of educating yourself about abuse as part of the recovery process. In our See the Triumph research, we've heard from many survivors how important gaining new knowledge and understanding about the dynamics of abuse was to understanding their past experiences.
There are many useful tools available for learning about abusive relationships, including books, websites, online and in-person workshops, and talking with other survivors and professionals. If you're on the journey of healing from past abuse, take time to map out a plan that will work for you.
One resource that may offer a good starting point is the Collections section of our See the Triumph website, which has resources and blog posts organized by different topics.