Thousands of people experience intimidation and abuse in groups and relationships because someone in power is using fear, isolation or ideology to manipulate them.
We've been there; we believe you. That's why Stronger After offers free online tools for those breaking away from coercion.
Initial survey information collected through our intake form during our 2019 test phase:
Average prevalence of respondents who report past behavioral, emotional, financial, occupational, and intimate control.
67% experienced sexual abuse (double that of women reporting sexual abuse in general). Coercive systems further inhibit reporting.
68% Report feeling "often" or "always" alone and having difficulty connecting with other people.
Do you experience repetitive and all-or-nothing thinking? Are you afraid of making mistakes? Do you have difficulties connecting with others, being in touch with your feelings, communicating your needs or saying "no"?
Many experience involuntary thoughts, feelings or behaviors as a result of coercive control. It's a normal reaction to an abnormal situation.
IS IT STILL AFFECTING YOU TODAY?
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could escape an abusive situation and just leave all the hurt behind?
However, coercion makes you internalize negative messages about yourself.
In order to fully step away, you have to address the impact of your experience.
With courage and strength.
START THE PROCESS
Read some of our articles, join an online class or consider the 5-unit one-on-one course with one of our coaches.
Learn more about healthy boundaries and relationships, coercion and manipulation, how to protect yourself, and how to live an independent life.