Its never ok to have your NO not taken seriously!

by Andrea
(Ontario, Canada)

I am trying to over come the sexual abuse I experienced in my teen years and in my broken marriage. It's not easy for me as I grew to accept abuse as a normal way to live. I just could not face the fact my voice, my "NO" was not respected and good enough to protect me. I was severely sexual abused and it was never ok. I have taken my power back. I am going through a nasty divorce but its worth every tear. I will be ok, I will cry, I will draw, I will talk, I will scream and I will heal. I have decided once God helps me find the words to express the abuse I detailed all these years that I will go to the police. I will not feel ashamed or embarassed by something I had no control over. I will take my power back, I will forgive, I will tell the truth and I will heal.

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Praying for your Strength
by: Tina

You have been through so much more than anyone deserves to go through. And you are right... it is never okay to not have your no taken seriously.

I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for your continuing strength as you are getting yourself out of that harmful situation. I'm also praying that a strong Christian woman can come into your life to help you out if you don't already. And also for comfort and peace in your rough times.

You are already a strong, inspiring woman for living through abuse like that and then having the guts and strength to go through a tough divorce to get out of another abusive situation. Just know that my thoughts and prayers (and I'm sure the thoughts and prayers of everyone reading your post) are with you.

God Bless!
Tina

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