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The Survivor's Guide to Sex: How to Have an Empowered Sex Life After Child Sexual Abuse
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This book offers an affirming, sex-positive approach to recovery from incest and rape.

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10 Things I Want You To Know About Labels



Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), BPD (borderline personality disorder), DID (dissociative identity disorder) or any diagnosis relating to the abuse in your past. What do you do with that diagnosis or label? Many abuse survivors take their diagnosis and research it on the internet, talk to friends, or family to try to make sense of the spiral they find themselves falling into. Some survivors join an online support group or forum and begin to immerse themselves into the role of survivor. On the surface there appears to be nothing wrong with finding others who have been through the same things we’ve been through. It might help us feel less alone. It might help us realize that what happened to us was not our fault. However; taking the diagnosis/label and using it to define who you are can be a problem.

Here Are Ten Things I Want You To Know:

  1. You are more than a victim of sexual abuse survivor.
  2. You are more than a person who was ritually abused or programmed.
  3. You are more than a person who was diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).
  4. You are more than a person who was diagnosed with BPD (borderline personality disorder).
  5. You are more than a person who was diagnosed with DID (dissociative identity disorder).
  6. You are more than someone’s child.
  7. You are more than someone’s brother or sister.
  8. You are more than someone’s mother or father.
  9. You are more than someone’s friend.
  10. You are more than any label.

Please don’t let any one label define who you are. We are all abuse survivors here but we are also much more. What we survived has shaped us to an extent. As adults we have control and we have choices. The abuse is not who we are, it is something that happened to us. Abuse is something we can survive together!


 

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