Loving a Survivor
Surviving an assault is one of the hardest things to go through personally. However, I think loving a survivor is probably the second hardest part. There are a lot of moving parts in recovering, and it is a journey that is going to have a lot of ups and a lot of downs. It takes a strong person to help love someone through this journey. So this is a little appreciation post to those who love us through the journey of recovering. Those who love us from victim to survivor.
You are understanding
This is a journey that has been one of me trying to figure out how to put the pieces back together. I know that sometimes it probably feels that my life is all consumed by this journey. It probably is. However, you never make me feel like I am wrong for putting myself first. You are always so supportive whether that means holding me when I want to fall apart, or just having a chill day doing something fun because I need to be out of my head.
Although I have never told you what exactly happened because I am just not there yet, you listen to me vent. I dance around the issue but that does not seem to bother you. You sit there and listen to my worries and troubles. After you give me a hug and you never make me feel like I am crazy.