The present study examines resilience in the face of intimate partner violence (IPV) against men. While resilience research is increasing - including the one on adults, there are no studies to be found that focus on the lived experience of men who left their abusive partner. This research is based on problem-centered interviews with five German-speaking men and analyzes their pathways to resilience through the Grounded Theory. The results reveal that „regaining self-efficacy” is the underlying mechanism of the resilience process, influenced by „safety and control”, „realization” and „self-worth”. Furthermore, the „personal background” as well as individual, relational, collective, and social obstacles affect the process of resilience. The research discusses similarities and differences to women's experiences of IPV and suggests a number of implications for future research and interventions for male survivors of IPV.