Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Who's In Charge?

When you've been through a traumatic assault, it can feel like you've lost all control. I've had people say to me that they feel like they can't even have their feelings or reactions because that is a result of the assault. "He's still controlling me," they say. 

I deeply empathize with how that feels. But it's an illusion. You are still in control, no matter what you feel your attacker is still taking from you.

Here's a few things you're in control of:

  • Your story.
  • Who you tell.
  • Your reactions.
  • Your outlook.
  • Your management of your pain.
  • Your choices.
  • Your future.
  • Your life.
He/She (the Attacker) can only have as much control as you give them. So don't give them any. 

They don't deserve it.

You are in control.

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