Tag: sexual abuse

Therapy Tuesday: A Case Study in Chasing Trauma

It finally happened.  Therapy finally sucked.  I cried.  It was hard.  This is when you know that you are going to do some real work.  This is why you are there. I was given homework last week.  I was to reflect on why receiving…

Therapy Homework: Disgust and Vulnerability

Therapy Tuesday has come and gone.  It was my longest session yet.  Almost a full two hours.  I don’t know why he lets them go on for so long.  I drank so much water during the session that thoughts of Niagara Falls started rushing…

The Burden of WHY

I feel compelled to write this out, but I want to write it carefully.  I don’t want to trigger anyone.  I don’t often write explicitly about my past sexual abuse largely because I identify less and less with it.  I have aggressively and relentlessly…

A Plea

Somewhere in the annals of this blog I’m sure I’ve posted on the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation.  I feel quite certain that most people who know me have heard me yammer on about that, and yet a plethora of Christians and even non-Christians…

PTSD and DESNOS

Recovery is something I have talked about on this blog.  A lot.  If we have experienced an iota of abuse or trauma in our lives, then we will have to commit to the process of healing and recovery.  That’s life.  That’s how we clean…

How Do I Get Over Being Raped?

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
‘puggitt’ wrote: “This was in a public restroom I saw. I went in a few weeks earlier & at the time, there was only the first woman’s question on the door. The survivor’s anonymous yet public search for help…

Dealing with Dissociation

  I want to talk for a moment about dissociation.  There will come a moment in almost all our lives when we will check out.  A part of us will go away in order to cope with pain.  The human brain is very complex,…