A THOUSAND TINY STEPS

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Episode 129: The Aftereffects of Sexual Abuse

A Thousand Tiny Steps
A Thousand Tiny Steps
Episode 129: The Aftereffects of Sexual Abuse
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Show Notes

I listened to the story of Debbie, a woman who was sexually abused in childhood and I truly resonate with. From the way we were both told to be quiet about our abuse, our journeys of healing, and our coping mechanisms. In this episode, I look at common things things that go through the minds of children who suffer from sexual abuse. 

 

Key Takeaways: 

 

[3:19] Debbie works with a non-profit to help people that are sexually abused

[4:47] Debbie’s story of being sexually abused by her stepfather 

[7:14] Debbie’s journey with therapy and processing emotions 

[9:04] The similarities between Debbie and I’s story 

[15:21] Everyone told me to be quiet about the abuse and he never got punished

[18:59] I wondered how I could change my behavior so I wouldn’t be abused

[20:47] How did Debbie’s mom not know it was happening?

[22:32] Sexual abuse seems high in athletics 

[24:04] My coping mechanisms have followed me in adulthood 

[26:00] My healing journey with abuse is not linear 

[27:03] January has not gone well 

[28:51] Asking for help as people who have suffered from abuse 

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