After 45 years of hiding from her childhood, one abuse survivor is finally able to confront her past with the help of therapy. Slowly, she begins to heal.
I spent hours wracking my memory for clues, glimmers, anything that would show me more details of the truth — not my made-up fantasy. Inside my head a war raged between my ‘known’ and my newly discovered truth.
The discovery that her man has betrayed her leads our writer to seek therapy to open the trap doors beneath the betrayal. And what lies beneath is a shocking form of abuse.
My heart stopped, just like they say it does in all those novels. And then the pain hit as the reality of what I was reading sunk into my consciousness. There were many emails to many other women, right there on the page. I opened them and began to read, shaking and then sobbing.
I revisited that light board the following week, only to have more of the same behavior return. I’d have flashes of yet another heartbreaking moment in my life, usually associated with a betrayal by a man I trusted, and then I’d move back to the same response.
A woman suffering from the past traumas of being abandoned by men she loved begins to heal as she undergoes her first session with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I turned and hurled the roses at his head. He ducked and they flew past to hit the wall. Missing enraged my demon even more. I roared, said anything and everything that I knew would hurt him.
A woman who has experienced years of extreme stress begins to explore what is triggering her rage.
Life As A Human is pleased to present a new series, The Other Side of Me, from a writer who goes by the pseudonym ‘Thriving On The Other Side’. This is a series of posts about a woman’s quest to truly understand herself, realize her potential and care for herself after years of caring for everyone else.