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Jul 20, 2008
nothing 2b ashamed of
by: Anonymous

u have nothing 2b ashamed or embarrassed about cuz u did nothing wrong! i hope ur seeing that mental health person cus maybe someone like that can help u.

Aug 03, 2008
seeking help
by: jk

Dear Whitney,
I to was abused by a cousin. I don't hate them or blame them either. For someone that young to do those things, what was going on in thier life? I do however want to encourage you to really dive into the theraphy. You may think you can forget, but you won't. It will always be a part of your life. But, it is the past and you have the ability to move on. In a way I know you feel tainted, different than other women. You are different, you are stronger and very brave. Your family and friends will not look at you different, they love you. Be thankful for thier support. Do not feel guilty about what happened to you. You liked the attention, because you felt lonely when abused. WHen it started, it took your innocense and left a big void in your heart. Attention just filled that void for a moment. My childhood is fuzzy also. At first, It was hard to detach the abuse from other things in my life. But, eventually I was able to heal and become whole again. You are the only one that can start the healing process. You have to open up and let it out. I know your scared, but holding it in, only allows the abuse to continue to rob your life. Don't give it power any longer. Your freedom is much more powerful. I was so scared when I first went into theraphy. I remember finally verbalizing what really happened to me. it was like the darkness I carried, was brought to light. It was exposed and its shame could no longer hurt me. Abuse and its pain, is like a weed in a beautiful garden, you keep pulling at it, but you have to pluck up the roots for it's shame to go away. Be encouraged today, you have taken the hardest step already. You deserve to heal and to not do it on your own. You deserve to live life and be happy. YOU did nothing wrong. God bless!

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