Posted by Lilly from ? (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 10:04AM :
In Reply to: look, silly, posted by Lilly from ? (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 9:55AM :
: : +++ANYONE...and I mean ANYONE...who has gone through half of the things you treat us to every three and a half weeks, would never...repeat, never...speak of them as you do.
xxx I didn't until you started asking me how I could know what it's like to be raped. & I've moved past the rape & the subsequent verbal abuse from someone besides the rapist... the molestation at the hands of my babysitter - that was harder to get over, but I feel much better now. Besides, I've had to talk about this a lot with my closest friends lately. I'm pretty numb to the small twinges of sadness & heartbreak I used to feel every time I thought about these things. & I've cried a lot. But that doesn't mean that I'm a pansy, it's rather cathartic. But I picked myself up off the self-destructive path because I hated how things were turning out for me, & I refused to let myself get bogged down in a past that I didn't want to define me or the rest of my life. That's not how I wanted my life to be.
xxx Look, Fred, I just tell it how it was for me - I give you a few details to prove to you that I'm telling you something from my experience or to illustrate a point I am trying to make, or both
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