Interesting post

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.

https://bothsidesofthewall.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/10-things-no-one-ever-told-you-about-life-after-sexual-assault/

Original http://www.buzzfeed.com/drninab/10-things-no-one-ever-told-you-about-life-after-se-rwj1

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.

 

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