Tag Archives: Healing from child sexual abuse

hard chain to break

I’m single.  Not in a relationship.  (For, years and, years.)  So, my son has urged me to try online dating avenues. This is the thing. What being sexually abused as a child does to a woman… — What being sexually … Continue reading

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the dress girl and other mes

I honest to goodness thought there was just one of me. I won’t go so far as to say, I thought I knew me…  Before my breakdown and even in the early years of my work with Carol-the-trauma-therapist, I often felt … Continue reading

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i don’t wear makeup. i don’t wear dresses.

I don’t wear makeup. I don’t wear dresses. I laughingly tell people, “Hey, I grew up with three older brothers, got used to being ‘one of the guys,’ what can I say…;” or I grin and go, “I came of … Continue reading

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true confessions: i used to try to kill myself

I used to try to kill myself.  (A lot.) I am so glad I was unsuccessful — Whew!? — and also, that I don’t try to do that anymore. JOY I would have missed out on:  a son!  Talented-artistic, he made … Continue reading

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Being true, being vulnerable

Originally posted on Writing From The Ashes:
Being true, being vulnerable I am currently working on an ethics assignment for my Bachelor Degree, and although I am having difficulty with all the theorising and waffle, it has had me thinking…

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joy and quality of life

Joy. Quality of life. When Carol the therapist first threw that word and concept at me my outer reaction was an eye-roll. My inner, something on the order of, Oh give me a break. Quality of life was jargon-speak in … Continue reading

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[2] — the surviving in numbers project

Very good Huff Post article on Ali Safran’s “Surviving In Numbers” project, at, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/03/surviving-in-numbers_n_3537567.html . Writes Safran at the Surviving In Numbers website [ http://www.survivinginnumbers.org ], “I came up with the idea for this project in October of 2012, around the third … Continue reading

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