So it won’t eat up your emotional life. Are you holding back to protect the abuser or some other family member?
So you don’t miss the opportunity to love another person and have them love you for who you are, if you want to. Really, really know you, who you are, wounds and all.
The general public has no idea how many people are sexually abused as children. Making it personal makes it real.
The general public has no idea what childhood sexual abuse does to us, the children.. Help them know
By telling others, it will dispel the ignorance. People treat us ignorantly when they are not educated about childhood sexual abuse.
So we don’t hide our history of abuse. Were not safe just cause we don’t tell. It doesn’t protect us
So we don’t protect criminals. We may love them because they are our parents or siblings but they have to be stopped.
So we can get clean, clear honesty into our lives.Its the one thing that will help us stay sane.
So we start to know that we matter (are important) and worthy again. (or maybe for the first time if you were very young when it happened). They taught us what we wanted and needed didn’t matter, but thats not true.
By telling we develop self esteem. We learn we are valuable, capable and able to be effective in protecting ourselves.
We learn to increase our Self approval. Are you learning to approve of yourself instead of wanting the approval of your abuser (by not telling what happened)?
So we acknowledge just how much it hurts. Telling will put us on the right track to emotional maturity, instead of being buried at the age of our violation.
So we can become fully alive. Instead of staying our young wounded self.
By telling people, we are no longer isolated as we were when we were being assaulted. Being emotionally free we can choose to be alone, which is different than being alone frozen in our past.
Freedom will come when you take the risk of telling.Telling another person about our experiences, the truth of our experiences is a big turning point in our healing.Take your time, take it slow but do it. Speak up and out. Their sickness can only exist in the secretive darkness perpetrators rely on to keep violating children.
Can you think of more?
Because we shield the abusers, we make it possible for them to continue their behavior. Exposed facts will educate others to the seriousness of the problem
We have to show them the ugliness we have been exposed to.