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I just don't understand

First I would like to say BRAVO !! for your Ad campaign. It would be a huge success if we could do the same in the U.S. Thank you for beginning the process of instilling knowledge to those who just do not understand that "dress, drink, intimacy, plus so many other factors" are not the issue...

When you are raped...you die inside...at first it floods your essence and then it continues to kill so many things inside of you that use to make you the person you loved before the horrendous event. It's slowly effects your total being...emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

An alcoholic could never even begin to explain their horrors to someone who never had a problem with drink...the other person, not because of lack of wanting to understand, cannot and will not ever phathom what it means to be an alcoholic.

It is the same with someone who has been raped, continually sexually assulted as a child from their father, or sexually harassed and touched by an eye Dr....or whatever is the "situation".

You blame yourself...you hate yourself...that is where I always put my anger on...is me. I know that is crazy today...but when you feel like just a shell of a person, stripped of all the beautiful things and smiles inside of you...the emptiness and pain...is unbareable. Time doesn't even seem to heal...except every now and then I might get some peace...only for some kind of crazy reminder pops into my mind or out of someones mouth and "POOF" I am sent back there to the unbelievable reality. It's not cuz I want to go there...I try my damndest to move on and forget...but that hole of emptiness, the memories of the deceit, and the paralyzing depression is always waiting around the corner to encompass me again.

How dare someone want to or try to take away your soul? I am shattered and empty and my life will never be the same again...God help me and other people in pain like me. I want to move on...but...I'm destroyed.

Author: Deby A, Female, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.
Date: 14/07/2010

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