I was raped five months ago by a coworker.
I didn’t tell anyone for a month, because I was afraid nobody would believe me.
I thought it was my fault.
I lost my job. I have since found a new one.
I tried some counseling, but it didn’t really help. I’m taking things day by day, but it’s really hard.
I avoid the largest area of the town I live in because I know he lives there.
I find it a huge struggle to try to keep the flashbacks and guilt away. It’s hard. I’m trying, but I feel myself slipping away a lot.
I am so sorry to hear of your traumatic event. You are not alone. Please reach out to a healthy group of rape victims in your area. RAPE IS NEVER YOUR FAULT. the rapist wants to dominate you and others. Please think about reporting it to a rape advocate if not the police. Reporting to any one in authority can give you a feeling of having some personal power back. Be well, be gentle with yourself. Jojo
I’m very sorry you were treated so terribly, so inhumanely. That pig’s behavior was a violation. But. I know he didn’t remove your strength, your innate drive to somehow move on. I am certain you’ll survive and I’m pulling for you. Good luck.
just keep strong, hang in there, don’t feel that it’s wrong to fear encountering your abuser, your first priority should be to keep yourself safe, once you can feel safe you can let the feelings out and start recovering. you should not feel guilty you are the survivor and he is the one that made you into that. (hugs)
I’m so sorry for your pain and suffering. I encourage you to look for a counselor you feel comfortable with. And to report the event to the authorities. Even if no one believes you (and someone will), you might feel better knowing that you did what you could. But no matter what you decide to do or not do, none of this is your fault!