How do I explain something I can’t understand? How do I explain that he hurt me in a way no one else can? How do I explain the scars that run so deep? How do I explain something you can’t even see?   How do I explain that I am scared of seeing him because … Continue reading

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Until it happens to you

Life after abuse brings many obstacles and challenges. Unfortunately, one of the most difficult things after abuse is dealing with the reactions of those you confide in. Whether you wish to confide in a few select people or you decide to confide in everyone you know, anticipating someone’s response can be terrifying. It is impossible … Continue reading Until it happens to you

Learning to say No

I played hooky today. I am not usually the kind of person to do this, but today was different. Today I was supposed to give a presentation for students in my graduate program. Before this past year, giving a presentation to this group of people would not have been a problem (although I still would … Continue reading Learning to say No