I think it's possible to heal from rape, but it's not easy and if you don't have the tools and support it can feel impossible. I haven't been raped, but I know a lot of women who have been. Some are doing ok with it and some aren't. Have you been raped? Do you need support?
Yes, it is possible to heal. I have an 18 year history of rape and sexual abuse. It will never go away completely, and you likely will never be the same. But the person that you can become can be a better, stronger person. It is a part of your life story, and it's impossible to erase. But that doesn't mean the scars can't become less painful. If you are unable to stop thinking about rape and sexual assault, please seek mental help. You are likely suffering from PTSD and patterns of problematic thinking. This can be resolved or at least greatly improved through therapy. If you need access to a support group, please PM me. You will receive no judgement. I am part of a great group for survivors. We are awesome, helpful people, and we're here for you.
I'm healed but I'll never be the same again. I may seem like the same but every once in awhile I have bad days.
Quoting lalaboosh:I think it's possible to heal from rape, but it's not easy and if you don't have the tools and support it can feel impossible. I haven't been raped, but I know a lot of women who have been. Some are doing ok with it and some aren't. Have you been raped? Do you need support?
NO, you never do heal(mine was 25 yrs ago) It also turned me into a real man hater, and YES, I have gone on and off counseling over the year. I have a teenaged dd now, and I believe I went overboard teaching her about how to protect herself and to be careful of these "boys" that may hurt her. I have a TON of anger in me still. I do not always relive it, however, once in while it comes back and angers me that many blamed ME. I was also left with the HPV virus, a lovely thing that comes back to haunt me even though my rape was at age 23 and I am turning 49 this year. I do have a husband, we have issues,, MAJOR ones, but I still think the majority of men are pigs.
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