How Can I Heal after Traumatic Experiences?

Sonia F. Many dark nights I remember my father coming home, drunk and screaming at my mother. Terrified, I would run and hide, close my eyes tightly and not open them until he had gone. I grew up in a violent home. My father was a drunk, unfaithful to my mother, and very abusive; he would often would hit me and my mom. The atrocities I witnessed there left my heart bruised and scarred. As a girl, I was timid, frightened by practically everything, and very bitter about the things I had live...
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Why Me?

Nathan R. When I was six years old my babysitter abused me for several months. I didn’t know why it happening to me. I have asked myself that for a long time now. “Why me?”  Why when I hadn’t hurt anyone. I didn’t even know what was happening. It wasn’t fair. I didn’t know how to handle it. I realized what had happened wasn’t normal. It did not happen to everyone. I asked them and they had no idea what was going on, it was only happening to me. It made me weird, or at least different. I fe...
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How Can I Overcome the Effects of Sexual Abuse?

Name Withheld I was sexually abused for two years as a very young child.  Because of this I suffered many years with feelings of loneliness and worthlessness.  I had an eight year struggle with an eating disorder.  I was bulimic and anorexic.  If I look thin, I thought, like this gorgeous, famous person, I will be truly happy, and I will love myself.  But those thoughts were lies that haunted and taunted me.  It was addicting and it consumed me.  I thought there was no way out.  I needed to f...
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