5 Ways You Can Break the Silence of Your Abuse
There may come a time that you, as a survivor of child sexual abuse, want to tell your story. You want to break the silence you’ve held, possibly for many years. Telling your story takes courage, and we admire your bravery. When you feel that you’re ready to do it, here are five ways you can break the silence. These are listed in order from the most private way to the least private way.
As you make the decision to talk about what happened to you, make sure that you do it in a healthy, safe way. There can be a risk of re-traumatization if you’re not careful. Above all, take care of yourself, stay in tune with your emotions, and take a step back and regroup if it gets to be too much.
Talking about your sexual abuse can be freeing, but make sure you are ready to reveal it in a way that is safe for you. There’s no pressure for you to share everything at once or to talk about it before you’re ready. Do what’s best for you and, above all, take care of yourself.
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