I’m Learning to Love Myself More Every Day

My abuser was my middle school boyfriend. He was the son of a preacher and when I mustered up the courage to tell someone, his mother told me that it was what God wanted. I stayed as far as possible from church or any talk of religion for years. I started attending church again in Navy boot camp. During my training, I was raped again which broke down any healing I had done up to that point.

After attending The Haven Retreat, I’m learning to love myself more every day. I’ve reconnected with my body and I have a better understanding of why I react to my triggers the way I do, as well as how to identify those triggers to live a more normal life.

I now truly believe that I am beautiful, loved, and worthy of love. This revelation has brought peace to my life.

-Blair, Survivor