Aidpage is a
support network.
Ask for help
Offer help
Sign up now

Court22

Talk to Court22
Show: Conversations Court22's posts only
Court22   in reply to Desertguy   on

Helping Survivors and Victims Heal: Things Not to Say to Someone Recovering

I was beaten and raped by my own parents and at age 17 I was finally able to leave. I had such a rough time the first few years and it took me along time to let someone touch me without having a panic attack. Still almost 8 years later I still sometimes have trouble falling asleep because of it. When I was 22 I told one of my good friends at the time about it and it was the first time I had told anyone. I still remember the look she gave me when I told her the things my father did to me. She just looked so disgusted and then said "You f***** you own dad!" and processed to joke about me being an incest freak. After that, instead of feeling relieved like some people say they feel when they tell someone, I just felt disgusted with myself and everything I thought I had dealt with re-surfaced. I moved shortly after that. I felt like I was the 17 year old girl who just ran away, I didn't solve anything I just buried it. I was a complete wreck. Shortly after I moved I had a horrible break down when someone bumped into me and I fell. I had a really vivid flashback in the middle of a grocery store isle and that when I realized I needed help because I couldn't do it alone anymore. It took a lot of time and I know I have a long road in front of me but I'm getting better.

This really actually helped me a lot! Thank you.
Talk to Court22
Court22  

Court22

Talk to Court22