November 22, 2017

I Struggled Talking to People About My Story

Michelle, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

I understand how uncomfortable it is to talk about what happened as a child. For the longest time, I struggled talking to people about my story. I truly hope sharing my story will help you feel not alone.

At times I’ve felt alone, scared, and abandoned. Not knowing who to trust. As a child, I felt like it was my fault for what happened to me. I felt ugly, angry, and anxious. Later in life I struggled with depression. When I lived in Albuquerque, NM is when I found a wonderful homeopathic doctor who helped me see things in a different light.

I found forgiveness and hope. Hope that I was not alone. I felt safe in knowing it wasn’t my fault for what happened to me as a child. I was taken advantage of. I’ve learned to love myself knowing what happened to me was not my fault. Going to The Haven Retreat opened my eyes much more. It helped me realize we are not alone. There are other women out there who need to find hope, to fight back to know they are enough. You are loved. Keep on fighting, and find your voice. For with God all things are possible.

 

-Michelle, Survivor

 

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