You’re Sexually Abused. You Tell. And Nothing Happens.

You’re Sexually Abused. You Tell. And Nothing Happens.

Note: If you’ve been a victim of sexual abuse, this post could trigger you. Read with self-care. Karen goes to church every Sunday. Tears trickle down her face in every service, although she’s surrounded by the loving family she grew up in, as well as her...
When Granddaddy Is A Sexual Abuser

When Granddaddy Is A Sexual Abuser

Note: If you’ve been sexually abused, this post could trigger you. Please read with care. You are told as a child that adults are there to protect you. From the moment you begin exploring the world, you hear, “Give Granddaddy a hug.” “Go to the...
How To Cope When Your Sexual Abuse “Never Happened”

How To Cope When Your Sexual Abuse “Never Happened”

Being sexually abused does horrific damage. When you resist, after your father has raped you almost daily since the age of eight, and he pulls a gun on you, you crumble. You are a thing to him. Not a daughter. When you are studying with a guy and supposed friend in...
Why Tell Anyone If You Were Abused As A Child? Six Reasons.

Why Tell Anyone If You Were Abused As A Child? Six Reasons.

There are some stories I hear as a therapist I would never repeat. Not only because of confidentiality. Because I don’t want someone else, who has not been listening and learning for 20 years, to have to cope with the horror of how parents can abuse their...