When she told her finance about her abuse, she thought he was thinking, Damaged Goods, but that was her thought, not his.
But what did she want to hear? If they could go back in time, what does she wish he would have said?
She writes: “Reassurances that I was still loved and valued by him and an acknowledgement that it was difficult for me to share my abuse with him. Also, I wanted him to recognize that I must trust in him, in order, for me to share my past.
I feel conflicted when I imagine him telling me these things. Still there is a deep part of me that wants to hear them, but an outer shell that feels shame when I am told how much I am loved and valued. That seems so weird to write, because it is honestly what I desire most to hear. But, maybe there is a part of me that feels undeserving of it?”
All children are born deserving of love and worthy of being valued. Enter sexual abuse and shame's echoes fill the soul, “Unworthy, unworthy, unworthy.”
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