Hi to the people reading this. To me this is about sexual abuse, not online, but in real life. This summer I was assaulted by a colleague. I was grabbed tightly and couldn’t break loose which made me freeze. Afterwards, I instantly realised that that wasn’t good and so I tried to fight and break free. Unfortunately, I only managed to break free after he had touched me everywhere. Then I ran and told everything to my boss immediately. In the end he was fired (effective immediately), so I was very happy with that. But I am still afraid of him. The day after, I went to the police to press charges and that felt like a relief., it also got me more aid. Regrettably, it’s becoming worse as of late. I often experience flashbacks, nightmares, and panic attacks, which cause me to feel terrible and unhappy. I even have PTSD . That means post traumatic stress syndrom, which soldiers often get when they come back from war. I have now sought help to get an EMDR training and that makes me happy because I just really want to be helped with all of this.
For the ones reading this, this is my personal story. And I want to express that you never ever have to feel ashamed, but please do try finding help or sharing your story with someone, because you will feel relieved.
Thank you for reading 😊