The Duct Tape Project"Friend of Survivor"

The Duct Tape Project
"Friend of Survivor"


The Duct Tape Project"Friend of Survivor"

The Duct Tape Project
"Friend of Survivor"


The Duct Tape ProjectSurvivor"It doesn’t matter who you told, who it was, what you did, or when it happened: If you identify yourself as a survivor, you are a survivor."

The Duct Tape Project
Survivor
"It doesn’t matter who you told, who it was, what you did, or when it happened: If you identify yourself as a survivor, you are a survivor."


The Duct Tape ProjectSurvivor, Husband of Survivor
"I’m not only a survivor, but I am a fighter. It takes a special kind of man to partner up with me and I found him. I thank God every day for putting Lee in my life. He is gentle and kind and loves me with all his heart."

The Duct Tape Project
Survivor, Husband of Survivor

"I’m not only a survivor, but I am a fighter. It takes a special kind of man to partner up with me and I found him. I thank God every day for putting Lee in my life. He is gentle and kind and loves me with all his heart."


The Duct Tape ProjectSurvivor 

The Duct Tape Project
Survivor 


The Duct Tape ProjectSurvivor"5 years later and I’m still healing, but it has not won." 

The Duct Tape Project
Survivor
"5 years later and I’m still healing, but it has not won." 


The Duct Tape Project"Survivor""In an abusive relationship from October 18, 2008 to January 27, 2011. I’ve been free for over two years now and it really does get better with time and with true friends."

The Duct Tape Project
"Survivor"
"In an abusive relationship from October 18, 2008 to January 27, 2011. I’ve been free for over two years now and it really does get better with time and with true friends."


The Duct Tape Project"Best Friend of a Survivor" 

The Duct Tape Project
"Best Friend of a Survivor" 


Q
It was my uncle. I don't blame myself at all, but I still have to see him and I feel very worried and powerless around him.
Anonymous
A

I’m sorry that happened to you, but I’m proud that you realize that you are not to blame. It’s perfectly normal to feel that way around someone that has betrayed your trust like that.

I hope that you have or can make plans to help you feel safer when you have to see him. These can be checking in with or staying close to someone that you trust that is at a gathering he’s at, keeping your distance, establishing that you are not interested in certain interactions with him or none at all, knowing where the door is, pretending to use the bathroom when you need to get away to get some air, etc. Or perhaps you would feel more powerful by interacting with him and doing so in a curt manner, or maybe glaring at and staring him down across the room. Maybe your power can be found in not even giving him the time of day to look at or speak to. Or perhaps your power can be in continuing on as usual in a gathering while avoiding him as if he doesn’t matter…which he doesn’t. 

It can quell some anxiety to just have a few “tricks” up your sleeve when you feel that you need them. That way, you’re not frozen and scrambling for how to react or what to do. You’re not alone <3


Q
I was repeatedly sexually assaulted when I was 15 by my boyfriend. Several years later, I'm finally trying to heal by sharing my story and offering support to anyone who needs it. If you could help me out by spreading awareness of my blog, I would be really really grateful! Thank you for all of the work that you do<3
A

Sorry to hear that. I’m glad that you are finding ways to help yourself and others. 
People should check out your page if they need someone to relate to. Keep up the good work!

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