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Every Night

I keep dreaming about the sequence of events that lead up to my rape. As I lay in the strong arms of my boyfriend I feel safe...but the thoughts and nightmares are never far away. After it happened I moved far away...in with the man of my dreams, so it irks me that at night when I should be sleeping soundly my mind is invaded by the imagery of the night ill never forget...not only did my rapist invade my physical space and take a piece of my being with him, but even now, he haunts me.
thejewelrybox1 thejewelrybox1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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You will make it. Your strength is showing in what you write.

Thank you I'm doing better.

I experience something similar. I too moved far away from the city where I was raped, yet no matter how far I am or how positive my environment may be, I still experience nightmares and flashbacks. It was a terrifying experience and it is something my mind cannot forget at this time. I find that it helps to remind myself that our dreams/nightmares are not a choice. I simply wish you, myself, and anyone else who is reading this peace and freedom from nightmares. Thank you for sharing your experience. -Sophia

Thank you...I hope it goes away of at least they subside.

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Don't feel guilty for being bothered by what happened, it will all be okay. Maybe it is just your way of coping, totally normal. :)

Thanks for your support I appreciate it alot!

It haunts us all... but all will be okay.

Thank you. I felt guilty for still being bothered by it.