"I had one nagging question - Mom, WHERE were you? I came to you - looked up into your face - told you with six-year-old words what was happening..."
"My life went from years of childhood sexual abuse and torture to years of self abuse, addictions, bad relationships and horrible life mismanagement"
"Most of my life I felt I could not do anything right"
"I have a hard time trusting people. It's hard to let people get close to me. I'm afraid to ask for help when I need it."
"Having learned early in life that emotions in general were unacceptable, my feelings of anger, sadness, loneliness and rejection were always ignored and pushed down."
Helping Women Heal From Sexual Abuse