It’s 2005 and I’m standing on Elizabeth St, Sydney in peak hour. My nervous system is shot, I can’t see a future for myself, and I consider stepping in front of a bus to make the pain go away.
The week before, I’d left a 9-year relationship with an emotionally and financially abusive narcissist. My self-esteem was at rock-bottom, I was almost broke and the thought of having to rebuild my life from scratch was too much to bear.
The lights change and I cross the road. Walking past the bank I see their sign advertising home loans. I feel sick. Home loans were part of what got me into this mess, not to mention my ex’s gambling behind my back. I’d been suspicious and asked him about it, but he always had what seemed like a reasonable excuse. I feel like an idiot.
I board the train at Wynyard Station, take a seat and stare out the window. I want to burst into tears thinking about my two Siamese cats, my beautiful girls, that I’d had to leave behind to get my freedom from him. But I know that if the tears start they won’t stop so I swallow them down.
Fast forward to 2023, and when I think of these memories I no longer feel them hijacking my mind and body – I feel calm. I sleep peacefully instead of waking full of anxiety wondering how I’m going to get through the day. My finances are on track, my relationship is loving, and I’ve left another toxic relationship – my corporate job.
Know this: as bad as it feels right now, you CAN get over painful memories like these and recover from toxic relationships, whether with romantic partners, parents, co-workers, or others.
When we work together, we’ll undo the damage and you’ll discover the keys to:
- Calming your nervous system,
- Clearing your brain fog and reconnecting with your intuition so you can make good decisions,
- Building strong confidence so you can set boundaries without fear,
- Taking courageous action to be visible and unleash your gifts to the world.
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