An important change

I would like to say that I am very grateful to the support I have received in writing this blog.  From reading the blogs of other survivors I have noticed an admirable attempt to protect the reader from anything that may be triggering in nature.  Certainly the last thing I’d like to do is trigger another reader; a fellow survivor.

I’ve come to a point in my journey where I have need for someone to bear witness to my pain.  Yes, I have a therapist.  Yes, I wish I could tell him directly in his funky southwestern womb of an office – but that’s just not me.  I need to practice.

There will be times this blog will be graphic in nature.  I have no way of knowing how graphic yet.  I make no apologies but out of deep respect for all of you out there I am providing a warning.

I am going to learn how to use jumps – I think that’s what they’re called…so the reader will have to click on a link to see the gritty if they choose.  I hope that I don’t lose any of my readers.  I hope I have been a source of something beneficial for someone.  But the time has come to be selfish.

With abiding respect and affection

Olivia

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5 thoughts on “An important change

  1. Hi Olivia,

    I’ll be here.

    Are you a member of a survivor run message board? That has helped me a lot when I need to disclose.

    Good and healing thoughts to you.

    Kate

      • Hi,

        I was a member of several larger message boards, but found that I did not get much support there, though I sometimes found survivor friends, which was great and perhaps even better than finding a lot of support on the board. I know other people who found them helpful, but I can’t recommend any specific ones. I would suggest doing an online search for abuse survivor message boards and only join ones that are not viewable by the public, where readers and posters must become members, as those are more private and safer.

        I do have a message board, though it is small and not very active, let me know if you would like to join.

        Good and healing thoughts to you.

        Kate

  2. Thank you Lisa. I am feeling the way I did the first time I wrote on this blog. A little bit empty, a lot drained, and now sort of relieved. The first night I was so afraid I wanted to rip my skin open and crawl out of it. Things are better now. 🙂

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