Discussion in 'Rape and Abuse' started by swimmergirl, Jun 9, 2011.
Everything looks healed if you keep it covered up.
you don't have to cover up around us
Covering up keeps the pain inside and it doesn't get release..... or relief, for me it gets worse when covered up - and no one even knows because it is covered.....
Maybe there is a time to keep it covered to protect yourself and a time to reach out and uncover the pain - so you can get the support you need.....
Keeping something buried isn't the best way to heal from it. I know that what you've probably gone through is something that will leave scars that will never stop opening up at times. However, the best thing I can say for you is to get into something that makes you feel empowered, something that makes you feel strong.
When people hurt me as a kid I didn't bury what they did. I used it to push myself to become stronger and make sure nobody could hurt me anymore. It made me feel stronger, less vulnerable and it helped some of the pain to go away. There's a lot of easy ways to feel empowered. A knife, a gun, heck even a good night stick. Practice with it, learn how to use it to defend yourself.
You can change what happened in the past, but sometimes putting up a shield to keep it from happening again can in turn put a bandage on the wound.