Tag Archive: Supporting each other

Mar 05

Victoria’s Story: He Probably Doesn’t Even Know My Name

For the longest time I had a regret and blamed myself. I didn’t realize until now that I couldn’t have done anything differently besides for being more careful of what I drank. I realized it wasn’t my fault.

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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/victoria/

Feb 07

Julia’s Story: Family Abuse

I don’t want to have to tell people and feel their judging eyes stare at me while I talk, and I feel guilty that I wasn’t held at gun point against my will. I feel like I could have stopped it at any time and I didn’t so that makes me just as wrong. I know thats not true I really do and if someone else told me their story and it matched mine word for word I would tell them over and over it wasn’t their fault and that should have never happened to you, you have no reason to feel ashamed and I would truly believe it.

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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/julia/

Jan 20

Tara’s Story: Support

I am the third generation of childhood sexual abuse in my family.

Three generations of girls who were treated like their purpose was to please men who held power over them.

I was the first to tell and be believed. I was 7, I was terrified, and I told my mom.

I was supposed to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/taras-story-support/

Jan 20

N/A’s Story: I made my rapist a bagel

I was sixteen and in the best relationship of my entire life. One that even after the rape, I would stay in and stick out no matter the harm we caused.

We were very sexual beings after July 13th when I willing bent over and gave him my virginity. He was a virgin too and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/nas-story-i-made-my-rapist-a-bagel/

Jan 20

Louise’s Story: He was jealous of my new friendship

If this becomes long, sorry!

So April/May 2016, thanks to a newspaper article I get back in touch with an old friend. He asks me if I’m happy in the relationship I am currently in with my partner, I admit to him I’m not and I want out. Two months after this my partner goes …

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