It happened so long ago, episode 22

Hello again, my week is so busy now that this may be a bit crazy or disjointed. I am in this group Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and then I saw Karen on Saturday. I talked a lot about group -- how I feel about it, my experience there, etc. and I can't really say a whole lot here about that. Some things. On Monday I shared with the group that my brother raped me in a pond and tried to kill me. I was still on a high at that point, because I felt good from mid-Saturday to mid-Monday. A couple of the women said I was strong or brave to share the story. It is hard to remember Monday right now. I didn't feel like I shouldn't have shared it though. I did not feel put down, not that I expected to be. I shared it because we were having a family dinner this Saturday (yesterday), and I expected to have some difficulty there, since it would be the first time I really interfaced with that brother since I… Read more  »

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Dear Rapist

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