What Does Self-Care Mean to You?... (Connie J...)
When you hear these words, what comes to your mind? Long, luxurious bubble baths, or coffee by the lake in a big comfy chair?
While those do represent one form of self-care; there are as many forms of self-care, as there are people in the world.
Sometimes, especially in a Domestic Violence situation, you have to be a little more...creative...to take care of yourself; it often has to be done so your significant other doesn't have a clue.
For some, it is sitting down with a cuppa for even five minutes, after they leave for work, because they usually have the Victim on a short leash - they don't let them out of the house unsupervised.
Screaming (inside your head), telling them you're not as stupid as that think; until you build up enough internal/external security to say "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!", out loud...
Again, as many options as there are Victims.
Have a good day, and be safe...