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Response to LandOfHopeAndDreams (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 06:28 PM

10. Not raped or sexually assaulted... but physically abused and mentally abused by my first husband.

It was YEARS before I could talk about the specifics. And even today, I avoid it, I suppress it. Even after the end of our short marriage (with no kids) the memory of him tormented me, haunted me, and it was baggage that I carried with me for years. Nightmares of him beating me would wake me up weekly for YEARS! Now that he's dead (bastard drank himself to death) I have some closure and subconscious belief/understanding that he can't hurt me again... and the dreams stopped.

Not everyone understands or appreciates how hard it is to recover from assault or abuse.

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