My Experience

I was raped by my older brother between the ages of 4 and 16. He is four years older than me. He used to beat me too, and tell me he would kill me if I told anyone. I lived in fear for a long time and turned to self harm and alcohol to help me cope. I eventually told my parents and the police, and I'm now living with my wonderful and caring boyfriend and his family, far away from my brother, and I'm on the road to recovery. I developed depression, anxiety and ptsd from the abuse, and I'm now in therapy and it's helping alot. I still have bad days and horrible nightmares and flashbacks, but I have my boyfriend. I never thought it would get better, I thought I would have to live this way forever, I even attempted suicide, but I see now that things do get better, and you can overcome horrible things.
keanudante keanudante
18-21, F
2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

thanks for sharing

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