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Topic: Just introducing myself

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. the_real_you
    the_real_you avatar
    5 posts
    27 August 2019
    After a very long time in denial about my childhood and the abuse I suffered I finally spoke about this for the very first time with my wife who is a psychologist. I would like to say that I found the courage to do so but in fact my aversion towards intimacy had left her feeling that I was no longer attracted to her and I could not let this ruin my marriage as well as my childhood and so I talked about it to her for the first time. It was very emotional. She cried, I cried and afterwards I felt as though I had finally turned a corner. It has been a long and strange journey for me to get to this point and I feel that I have gained a valuable insight that I can share with other survivors and I came here for some catharsis and to offer what little wisdom I have on this issue. It took almost 30 years to get to this point and I hope to give more help than I get as true healing comes from within. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
  2. Swan.13
    Student Mentor
    • Masters of Psychology student on placement
    Swan.13 avatar
    65 posts
    28 August 2019 in reply to the_real_you

    Hi the real you,

    Thank you for sharing your story and for being so open to supporting others on their own healing journeys. The fact that you want to help others says to me you're a very kind and caring person. I think it was so brave of you to finally get to the point of opening up to your wife, regardless of the circumstances that lead up to it. I can't imagine how emotional that must have been for you but I'm so glad that you were able to take that step forward.

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