I follow several blogs. Trying to keep up is a challenge.
Both sides of the Wall shared a link that I thought was very helpful…. 10 things no one ever told you about life after sexual assault.
The author Nina Burrowes has her own page http://ninaburrowes.com/books/the-courage-to-be-me/
No one tells you about PTSD. I lived with it not having a name for it. I finally started calling it my ‘shadow warrior’ that could knock me down and wipe me out but I didn’t know what was attacking me. Getting counseling and being diagnosed with PTSD gave a name to my pain. The pain was always there I didn’t know where it came from or what it was. I struggle more on some days than other. I keep looking for more information and I keep sharing what I learn. Sexual abuse is not the only reason why people develop PTSD. Just as soldiers are not the only ones with PTSD. I believe the key the Nina Burrowes is teaching is there is life after abuse. I accept that life after abuse doesn’t look like life before abuse but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy life. The images get jumbled and reorganize but my life is still beautiful.