A Survivor’s Blog

Hi, I am a survivor of childhood psycho sexual abuse and I would like to share my story to help others regain the confidence to face the world again. 

Between the ages of 7 to 14, I was sexually abused on a weekly basis by my father. 

 Since then, I have been through a lot of emotions, but have now come to a point where I feel I am able to face situations and the world once more. 

 I’m not saying it has been an easy ride and everyone’s circumstances are different, but the one real major support I found was having someone to which to talk: be it a close friend, family member, journal entry, or even a counsellor. I found saying things out loud or even writing them down truly helped me to focus on more important things in life, and to voice my feelings. 

 It’s not about brushing things under the carpet or forgetting, but rather to have an outlet to talk about everything: events, feelings, and how these affect you now. 

 I find it’s important not to forget what happened in the past, but to not let it affect the way you can live now – it’s not worth letting bad things affect how good you can be now. 

 It’s time to stand up and say: I am a survivor and I’m going to start living my life how I want to from now on. 

 

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4 Responses so far.

  1. sean levesley says:

    Thank you for your blog. it gives all of us strength and hope, when we see others that have endured such ordeals coming to terms with, becoming stronger people,and most of all having the confidence to post about it. the help that i have received over the last 8-9 months has helped me rebuild my life.all the very best – inspired by you x

  2. Maria says:

    I was sexual abused as a young child by my great uncle then I was abused by my step sister when she lived with us until she went into care because she was sexual abused by my great uncle and grandad and my dad and there so much more to the story as there was others that got abused to I’m glad they have all diEd apart from one which is my step sister I feel like she got away with it I understand why she did what she did to me cos she was only acting out as 15 yr old girl I suffer with mental health problems now which I think it’s due to having abuse as a child

  3. Suzanne says:

    Well done you and thank you for sharing. Inspiring is what is coming out at me.
    I am just about to begin my healing journey…….to say im scared anxious is an understatement….don’t know what to expect or feel or anything, but I know that its time for me to start being like yourself, after 48 years of living with it.

  4. admin says:

    Maria you are very brave to disclose your story of abuse and I hope you are getting the help and support you need.