I have started this blog because on Thursday 3rd March I was raped and find it hard to express a lot of what I'm feeling to my friends and family (because I feel bad putting this on them, it upsets them hearing about it, and although they are more than willing to listen to me, I don't want them to have to hear it) so need an outlet before I go mental. I also hope to raise awareness and make people realise the consequences of such a thing, and also to hopefully support and gain support from others going through the same thing.
I would one day like to be able to say I'm a survivor rather than a victim. I'm hoping this blog can help me achieve that.
My family have been fantastically supportive, as have my two very best lifelong friends. But two friends who I considered to be amongst my best have been terribly unsupportive and inconsiderate, not understanding in the slightest and caused me so much hurt and trauma it’s unreal. I’ve now cut off all contact with them, because I couldn’t cope with them having a go at me any longer. I have enough to deal with, without their childish behaviour. I’m not sad that I’ve lost those friends, as for them to that to me, I no longer consider to them to be real friends, however it is sad that I lost people that I did, for a long time, consider to be friends.