In Which I Talk About Some Extremely Private Parts of Myself that I Guess are Pretty Public Now

Reblogging this one from a few months ago. I reread it today and realized it probably is the post I’m most proud of to date…and I’d like to get it out to a wider audience now that I sort of kind of have one.

It's a Britta Bottle!

Dear Reader,

It’s about to get personal…

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11 thoughts on “In Which I Talk About Some Extremely Private Parts of Myself that I Guess are Pretty Public Now

  1. Ugh…. I had this long comment typed on the post and my app had no “post comment” button. Had to come back to the reader. Now I don’t even remember all of what I wrote, but I’ll try again… The fact that you were brave enough to post this is a good indication that you are making peace with this. Abuse is not always easy to recognize. This actually sounds like emotional, not just sexual, abuse. I’m pleased that you so thoughfully examined the reasons you think it happened. It will enable you to grow, and to take your power back. I feel as if you are already much stonger. I hope someone else going through the same thing finds this. Great post, Britta. Hugs.

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    1. Ugh, wordpress! So annoying sometimes. 🙂
      It was definitely emotional abuse, too, though I’ve always placed more emphasis on the sexual abuse in my head, since the emotional abuse came out of the sexual abuse. Thank you so much for your kind words and your support. I am so much stronger now and for that I am so grateful. I certainly hope someone who needs it will find it, too. That’s part of the reason I published it in the first place…and part of the reason I reblogged it, too. 🙂

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  2. Wow, I have so much respect for you and how brave you are to share this. Thank you for posting, and re-posting your story, you’re such a strong woman and I really admire that. It’s so hard the first few times around to tell what’s ‘love’ and what’s really just fear, but there’s no excuse for anyone to make you feel that way – your partner should enhance your life, in every way, not make it such a nightmare. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I think everybody has a soulmate out there somewhere. Sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince though, unfortunately. It’s amazing that you have found such strength from your experiences 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Mandii. I’m glad you enjoyed this post and that you took something positive away from it. I’m not sure if I believe in soulmates, but I do believe that certain people can have really strong a connection with each other. I’m certainly not letting this experience deter me from future love. It has only made me stronger and, in a way, I’m quite thankful for that.

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