The Only Way for Me to Heal was to Forgive

I was abused for years throughout my young life. When I tried to seek help was told keep my mouth shut – it couldn’t be true. Well it was and it happened and, like most, by individuals I should have been able to trust. After time passed I learned the only way for me to begin to heal was to forgive myself and my abusers. I’ve never forgotten and I’m always on guard, but forgiveness allows me to move forward and find positivity and joy.

-Janet, Survivor