I began attending a rape/SA survivors support group 2 weeks ago. Tomorrow night will be week 3. Tomorrow night is story night but more on that in a minute.
Marlo asked if I wanted to come during the summer session and I said no because I felt the timing was off.
So this time around, I’m in and I thought I was coming to be supportive and help other women realize they, too, can heal.
I realized I still have stuff to heal but when I met with Marlo on Friday and was reviewing the different dynamics in the group, I realized I’m the strongest person in the group, I feel like I’m the leader. She said, “that’s because you are”. OK, well then!
We are all at different stages of healing and some of our stories are very recent, some are not. But if you don’t heal it, it may as well have happened yesterday. If you haven’t learned to love you or if you live around people who’d prefer to act like it never happened, it’s tough. But we’re learning together!
Having a support system of some variety, in my case both within this group and among my closest friends is critical!
I’m glad I’m healing and helping other people heal as well.