Strangely, I’ll be starting the year in a more positive vein. I have loads to look forward to, spending time with my family. Also I know that 2018 will be the year I finally deal with the trauma and the emotional effects of the abuse.
I also understand that the Police may not be able to take the case further, but I can now say his name and give him back this unwanted gift. I know that I can now look forward to a full life. Taking the step to report him to the police has been so empowering.
So, next year, I need stop beating myself up and engage with the therapy I’ll be having. After all this is done,I can be an advocate for other survivors.