I shared a little bit with him about my struggle. But I still didn’t think I needed professional help. I mean, the sexual abuse happened when I was a kid. It was over. It was in the past. I’m fine now, right?
This friend surprised me by insisting I talk to a therapist. I trusted his advice, so I did. And I’ll never forget that first therapy session. I couldn’t look the therapist in the eye. I cried so hard I thought my heart would burst. Afterwards, she told me there was help available for people like me. There was hope. Wow!
Over the next five years, through therapy and support, I began to heal. I learned I’m not alone. I could tell my story, and people would listen. I no longer needed to feel ashamed. Finally, I could work through my conflicting feelings about this stepfather who was so “nice” to me, yet sexually abused me. Best of all, I learned none of what happened to me in the past was my fault. None of it.
Be good to yourself. Seek therapy, counseling, or coaching. Do something! Why do I say this? Because I know.
Pretending you’re “okay” when you’re not is hard work, isn’t it? If you’re tired of pretending and ready to take that first step toward healing, I’d be happy to show you how to do that. Just follow (this link) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a FREE 30-minute session with me. My calendar is filling up fast with these sessions, so don’t wait. Let me help you heal your life. Reserve your spot NOW!
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