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I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. A friend of mine told me that she had used a forum like this for another issue and it helped her a lot, so I thought I would give it a try.

I was sexually assaulted about a month ago and as much as I am trying to push through it, I feel like my whole life has imploded. A couple of years ago I started having flashbacks of sexual abuse I experienced as a child which has already been pretty tough to deal with. I am in therapy and have an amazing support system of friends and family (included a wonderfully patient and understanding husband) and I know I am lucky in this respect. However, I have been having a hard time getting out of bed let alone leaving my house alone. 

I hope that this community will help and give me the opportunity to support others. 

One day at a time, right?

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Welcome to AS leigh. I am sorry to hear about the  trauma you went through. It is good that you are in T. We have all  experience, were we can't get out of bed. This is safe place to start your  journey of healing. You are right one day at a time.

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8 hours ago, Leigh_cherie said:

I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. A friend of mine told me that she had used a forum like this for another issue and it helped her a lot, so I thought I would give it a try.

I was sexually assaulted about a month ago and as much as I am trying to push through it, I feel like my whole life has imploded. A couple of years ago I started having flashbacks of sexual abuse I experienced as a child which has already been pretty tough to deal with. I am in therapy and have an amazing support system of friends and family (included a wonderfully patient and understanding husband) and I know I am lucky in this respect. However, I have been having a hard time getting out of bed let alone leaving my house alone. 

I hope that this community will help and give me the opportunity to support others. 

One day at a time, right?

Hi Leigh_cherie,

Welcome to AS. I am very sorry for the more recent assault and your childhood abuse both. Nobody ever had the right to hurt you and I am sorry you are struggling with the aftermath of both. I am very happy you do have outside support, because you are correct, not all survivors do. But I am also happy that you have reached out to us here at the site, because we do truly understand your pain. I wish you the best as you walk this healing path with us.

Mary

:notalone:

 

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It's easy to have this broken record on repeat in your head even when things are good in your life. I'm really sorry that happened to you, it must have been so devastating. It's really good that you are finding help and you have a positive support system. Try to keep a routine and it'll help get you out of bed and starting your day. Just go easy on yourself. And don't listen to that broken record.:wink:

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Hi and welcome to AS! I hope you find our community informative/supportive. I wish you well on your healing journey.

:aswelcomesu::notalone::youcanheal:

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