Not doing great. Haven’t really left the house beside one doctor’s appointment yesterday Walked to a store nearby and couldn’t deal with the noise – it was too much stimulation so walked to Starbucks to eat but had so much anxiety, I couldn’t finish the wrap. Called Uber and came home where I have been ever since. Have to leave tomorrow for a non doc appointment that is only half an hour so we’ll see. Some days it feels too hard…I feel depleted.
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On December 21, 2016, I was assaulted by my boyfriend of 5.5 years. The constant gaslighting, love bombing, punishing and discarding left me questioning my own reality and sanity. If that wasn't enough, I learned that the justice system, and even professionals meant to be there for victims of abuse, are not appropriately educated, and that is why I intend to turn this dark period of my life into something positive. I know I am not alone! So, we must work to change policies and laws to better protect women. The first step to change is awareness and the only way to bring awareness is to share our stories and change the landscape of what is deemed appropriate for victims of abuse. Why should victims have to stay quiet and not say a word about their abusers? Why are we expected to not only deal with the trauma and shame that resulted from the abuse, but be expected to protect their identity. Why are we expected to not show emotion, and why are we deemed unstable if we do? I'm sick of it so let's shake things up and bring change where it's needed. Enough! View all posts by Share your story to bring change for victims of abuse