How do you self care? By having a bubble bath? Getting your nails done? Treating yourself to lunch at a favorite restaurant? For Jess, it’s allowing herself to dabble in art and her immersion in creative writing. When you go through a bitter and unfair custody battle post-separation or post-divorce, it is a necessity to understand that you likely will suffer from PTSD which rivals that of combat veterans.
It is important to your future and your child’s emotional health that you are a happy, balanced person, even if that does not look possible from where you sit. We invite everyone to post their best self-care ideas during their traumas dealing with a manipulative or narcissistic ex.