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13 Ways to Celebrate the Anniversary of Leaving an Abuser

  1. Call the day a “Familiversary” and do something relaxing as a family.
  2. Celebrate your “Freedom Day” by counting your many blessings.
  3. Take a mental health day and let the emotions flow.
  4. Get a tattoo or buy jewelry as a permanent reminder of what you’ve overcome.
  5. Rock out to a song that reminds you just how powerful and strong you are.
  6. Celebrate a "Divorce-iversary" with a special treat.
  7. Treat the day like your real “Birthday.”
  8. Proclaim the day you lived through a final attack as your “Survival Day”.
  9. Silently observe the day without any fanfare.
  10. Say “thank you” to those who helped and supported you.
  11. Spend the day that you won a drawn-out custody battle spoiling your kids.
  12. Do something nice for yourself you wouldn’t normally do. Call it your “Liberation Day!”
  13. Donate time, money or wish list items to a domestic violence organization.