(11) Let go of sexual abuse – Beat loneliness | 57 Ways

ELEVEN. (57 Ways to Beat Loneliness & Depression)

Let go of sexual abuse

One of my roommates in College believed that most people in Africa were sexually abused as children (by close family members). When she first told me this, I was shocked, and could not agree with her. But as I get older and hear people’s stories, I am starting to agree with her.

The problem with childhood sexual abuse is that most people never really deal with it. We all either internalize it and try to forget, or we are told by family members to keep it secret. We feel shame, regret for what was lost, and sometimes continue to think that there is something desperately wrong with us…

To let go it may be important to talk about it – find someone you trust, and let it out…

Remember that life is meant to be enjoyed, not regretted!

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