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I Am a Child Abuse Survivor

It's been a long road, but lately I've felt the happiest I've ever been in my life. It's like I've finally moved on. I don't feel like a refugee on the run from everything.
I don't feel like I close myself off from people as much-because that just causes so many more problems, and I try to let people get to know me...the real me, not the shallow me. I try to see men as the persons they are...instead of negative things, or something to be anxious about or avoid getting too close, or somebody to use and discard.

I have a good relationship going and friends and therapy helped loads...and I feel like I can finally relax and enjoy and work on all the normal relationship things (the benefits and anxieties) that I never fully understood or never did with a partner...when before I treated men a bit like they were a shady blackmarket deal.

I'm trying really hard to opt for happiness, no matter the price.

If I can survive and learn to be happy, you can too.
Wish me luck, I hope the same for you.

We can have happy endings too, right?
Miram31-35, F
Yes, we can 馃
Scribbles31-35, F
[@542305,Darkcosmos] Thank you 馃
AnthonyJ61-69, M
Such a wonderful, positive post. :) I wish you every success on your journey.
Scribbles31-35, F
[@633242,AnthonyJ] Thank you :)
luckranger7151-55, M
Great story with a lot of insight. Thank you for sharing.
Glad you're doing better 馃
Sorry for what happened to you :(
Scribbles31-35, F
[@444927,Classified] Thank you. It wasn't your fault. 馃
[@256854,Scribbles] Fortunately not. I would have a hard time looking in the mirror then. 馃
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Wish you lots of luck and happiness 馃
Scribbles31-35, F
[@8004,Breadroll] Thank you Bready! I wish you the same 馃

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