Re: a little braver
Hi Trisha, you poor poppet - so much going on. Life does challenge us doesnt it but I do firmly beleive that challenge makes us stronger, better people although its just so hard to grasp that idea when you're in the middle of it. Hang in there. I'm sorry to hear about your partner. that it one of the hardest things, when your support person cant support you anymore (what ever the reason, I am not here to judge).
I find that my depression lifts a little and then drops again but if I stop and think about it it's a little better each time. I hope this might be the case for you too.
I think that is oneof the challenges for people who have not been in this position, trying to understand how rape follows you for the rest of your life and as you said pops up to "bite you on the bum".
I ahve, in a way, accepted what happened to me. I still cant talk about it. I find it difficult that my doctor knows and occassionally, where necessary, brings it up. Maybe thats why I am here; to practise accepting it...
trisha, dont let the rapist control the rest of your life, other wise he wins...this is not a battle that you willingly entered into.
Last edited by AliceT; 08-31-2008 at 06:07 AM.