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Seeking Divorce Without Familial Support

Seeking Divorce Without Familial Support

Update: 2023-06-20


Leaving an abusive marriage is hard enough - but without familial support?

Anna M. Jonathan is on the BTR.ORG Podcast sharing her harrowing story of escaping Satanic Ritual Abuse in her childhood family, only to find her that her husband was also abusive. She courageously left her husband with zero support from her family, clergy, and community. Read the full transcript below and tune in to the BTR.ORG Podcast for more.

No Support From Family? Create Your Own Inner Circle

When your parents and siblings don't support you in ending your abusive marriage, working toward safety can feel daunting - maybe even impossible.

However, women like Anna work toward safety without familial support every day. You can too.

Rather than isolate yourself and make the journey on your own, create your own inner circle of safe people who can support you as you work toward peace and safety.

What is a "Safe Person"?

Start with just one safe person. Is there anyone in your life who:

* Validates your feelings?

* Encourages you to trust your gut and listen to your intuition?

* Refuses to engage with the abuser?

* Offers a feeling of consistent calmness and acceptance when you are around her?

If so, consider investing trust and time in this person - perhaps you will build your community of "chosen family" with this person in your inner circle.

But What if I Don't Even Have ONE Person?

If you're like many women in the beginning steps of their journeys to safety, then perhaps you feel at a loss, without even one person who could be considered "safe".

That's okay! We've all been there.

Victims of abuse thrive when they have opportunities to connect with safe women who offer validation and compassion - so take steps to begin building your community. Try:

* Praying or manifesting a safe person into your life.

* Attending local women's groups - your local DV shelter is a great start.

* Attending a BTR.ORG Group Session to hear what safe women sound like, and to practice the vulnerability of sharing a bit about yourself.

* Joining our social communities online on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook to interact with other women.

BTR.ORG Is Here For You

No matter where you are on your healing journey, we are here for you.

We love you. We believe you.

Full Transcript:

Anne (00:00 ):

Welcome to BTR.ORG. This is Anne. I have a really special guest on today's episode. Her pen name is Anna M. Jonathan. She is a victim of Satanic Ritual Abuse and a Satanic Ritual Abuse Occult. I don't know a lot about this, so I'm really interested in talking with her today. Trigger warning, for those of you who this might be a really rough topic for, we're not going to get graphic into the actual literal abuse. We will talk around that because I don't want to trigger anybody, but we are also going to talk about how this interacted with her faith and the religion that she is a part of.

She and I share the same faith tradition. We're both still active in our church, so we're going to be talking about that. For those of you who are agnostic or different Christian religions or Jewish or Muslim or whatever you are, you are welcome here. We are going to just share from our own faith experience. Welcome, Anna.

Anna M. Jonathan (04:00 ):

Thank you.

What Does "Satanic Ritual Abuse Occult" Mean?

Anne (04:01 ):

We're gonna start with the definition of "Satanic R...








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Seeking Divorce Without Familial Support

Seeking Divorce Without Familial Support

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