However, when legitimately unsafe situations occur a survivor is all to often willing to dismiss it as “overreacting”. It is very painful to face the fact that yet another person who you should have been able to trust has victimized you and hurt you. I want everyone out there who has been sexually abused or harassed by a secondary abuser to know that it is not your fault these things happened. You do not have a “sign” saying that you are an “easy victim”. The problem is not you, it is with the sick individuals who prey on other people.
I encourage you to talk about what has happened with someone that you trust. It wont change the fact that it took place, but it can help ease any of the guilt, self-doubt and blame that you might feel. Remember that no one deserves to be victimized in any shape or form.
While it can be very hard to learn to accept that everything that has happened to you is not your fault, it can substantially help you in coming to terms with yourself as an individual if you can use the aftermath of these situations to empower yourself and, hopefully, avoid them in the future.
Stay safe and remember that you always have people willing to listen, who care and understand what you are going through. <3.
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