This page began as a letter to myself as a child. In my healing journey today, I remember the pain of trying to tell, and to escape when I was 12. I was
desperate to tell someone what was happening, but I was so scared. When I did finally tell someone, I picked someone that was not safe- and I was punished for it. Many times, I wished I could go back, and tell someone else instead, or somehow find the courage to try again. Not being believed hurt almost as bad as being abused. I just couldn't do it again. Telling could have stopped it, but I was to scared of being hurt again. These pages answer many of my own doubts and fears, and help me see the truth.
There are no lies on this page, no empty promises, no tricks, and no false hopes. If something really is risky or scary, these pages will say so. I won't lie, and say there is an easy solution. I am not a doctor, not an expert, and cannot tell you what to do. It is up to you to read this page for ideas, and decide for yourself how you can stop the abuse in your life. This isn't fair, and it isn't easy, but there are ways to escape. You can do this...
It was always his fault. No matter what, it was his fault.
This page can help you, but you must also help yourself. Reading this page will not stop the abuse, or rescue you. It will give you ideas, and encourage you to find ways to escape.
No matter what you have been told, what you may believe, or what you may think, you are brave.
You can get through this.
You can survive, and you can heal.
There can be joy- even after all you have been through.
It took courage to get here today. This same courage can take you down the road ahead.