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    Being put down

    Why do some family members feel the need to put you down all the time!? Clearly I can’t do anything right. I’m going through my own problems with trauma, I shouldn’t have to have the pressure put on me from Grandparents and other people. I’m angry one has turned down having help after an Operation and leaving me to do it all. Then when I have an appointment I’m told I’m the hypochondriac. I’m sick and tired of being put down all the time and being bitched about behind my back and having other people I love have the same thing happen. No one deserves that!

    #Family #FamilyAndFriends #Anxiety #SexualTrauma #Suicide #SexualAbuse #PTSD #CPTSD #endsexualviolence #SexualViolence #Abuse #AbuseSurvivors

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    September

    It’s that time of the year again. September. September is when my birthday is. Every year since the assaults I’ve hated it. It reminds me I’m still a live and going through the trauma. #BeKind21 #CheckInWithMe #SexualViolence #Depression #PanicAttacks #Birthdays #Birthday #PTSD #SexualAssault #lonely #Anxiety #SexualTrauma

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    Self Worth after #SexualViolence #PTSD

    How do you rebuild yourself after something like that? It's been almost 5 years since it ended but I'm not over it. #SexualAbuseSurvivors You would think I'd be relatively healed, and I'm getting there but sometimes I beat myself up over it. I know that's not good to beat myself up but what else can I do?

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    Self worth, self love and survival #SexualViolence #Rape #SexTrafficking #PTSD

    How do I become a whole again and feel any self worth? It’s been 20 years since I was trafficked and I still feel worthless and have so much hate for myself.

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    Why do abusers and enablers have so much power?

    I’ve been feeling really lonely recently. Like nobody cares. I’ve been getting sent abuse by my abuser and his dad. I’m told to sit back and let it happen. Life isn’t fair for victims

    #checkin #CheckInWithMe #Anxiety #PTSD #PanicAttacks #SexualAbuseSurvivors #SexualAssault #SexualAssaultSurvivors #SexualViolence #SexualTrauma

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    If you’re a survivor of sexual violence, share a hopeful message with someone who is trying to heal.

    Are you a sexual assault survivor? What’s a message of strength, healing, and light you’d share with someone who is deep in the throes of darkness?

    In honor of RAINN Day this week (April 14), our editors would love to compile a story full of these messages from our Mighty community.

    Thank you in advance for sharing a piece of your heart with someone who needs it. I’m so, so glad you’re here.

    ❤️ P.S. If you’re struggling and need resources today (or any day), please visit RAINN’s website here: www.rainn.org/national-resources-sexual-assault-survivors-an...

    #SexualAssault #SexualViolence #Anxiety #Depression #CPTSD #PTSD #Trauma #childhoodtraumasurvivor #Survivor #RapeSurvivors #CheckInWithMe #SuicidalThoughts

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    #MeToo

    Finished reading Tarana Burke’s Unbound. I can’t recall the last time I read a 250 page book in 2 days in between working. Captivating. What a story. But more importantly, I’m called to recognize my white privilege in my freedom to tell my sexual abuse story without the retaliation of my entire race to contend with. Not minimizing the experience of anyone who has experienced sexual violence, but those in black, brown, queer, transgender and otherwise marginalized communities don’t have the same safety net that I do. There’s a boatload of work that needs to be done on this front. Eye opening. #MeToo #SexualViolence #blm #LGBTQ #WhitePrivilege #Trauma

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    The Hardest Part of Sexual Abuse

    I was sexually abused by my ex-boyfriend for almost 2 years way back in 2017 to 2019. I was 16 to 17 back then, he was an adult. I didn't realize I was sexually abused and just thought I was being "too innocent" because first and foremost, he was my boyfriend, afterall. So, why would I not give my consent to someone whom I trust and whom I should have a sexual relationship with?

    Whenever I made him stop, he would just go on. After every session, I would breakdown in front of him and beg him to not do it again, hoping he would change, but sometimes, he would just mock me and laugh at me. Until one time, I just felt numb while he was doing lascivious acts. I subconsciously abandoned my emotions, as if it was my defense-mechanism to cope and accept the things he had done. It felt like I was trapped in a cycle and couldn't do anything because I was attached to him. Nevertheless, I just thought there was something wrong with me and not with him.

    Since then, my behavior and mental illnesses got worse. I was oftenly too aggressive without any reason, too irritable, drowned myself into alcohol abuse, blamed myself for everything, had severe anxiety attacks, and more. Everyone thought I was the "bad guy" and did too thought of myself that way.

    It took me several times before I could officially break up with him because whenever I would break up with him, he would just yell at me and tell me that I have no valid reason to break up with him. Thankfully, I did finally cut off our ties last September 2019. However, I still suffer from the trauma that he had brought to me. I got nightmares , anxiety attacks, and had breakdowns after breakdowns after breakdowns and so on...until there was no tear left to cry.

    You never realize that you are trapped in an abusive relationship because you unconditionally love that person even if it means sacrificing your own self, until one day, you just wake up from reality and have enough of it. It took me one advice from my friend to make me realize that I was in an abusive relationship.

    Whoever is suffering from sexual abuse, I hope you'll soon outlive and I know you will.

    #SexualAbuse #adolescent sexual molestation trauma #Trauma #SexualTrauma #Survivor of rape and or molestation #SexualAbuseSurvivors #SexualAssault #SexualViolence #SexualHarassment #Abuse #AbuseSurvivors #ChildAbuse #childabusesurvivors

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