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Disclosure #1: Healing From Rape

Wed, Jul 30th 2003

I was raped and beaten by an ex-boyfriend. He has nothing to do with my life anymore, but my past interferes with my life so much still. I have nightmares, fear intimacy and don't tell anyone about my past because I don't want to burden them. I don't know how to heal from my past. It's beginning to effect my relationship with my boyfriend who I really love, I have told him some things but I don't want to burden him.

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