1. What are the most important things that you have discovered while surviving?
That all the lies I was told are not true. I am NOT worthless, I am NOT good for only one thing, and I am NOT weak and pussified.
2. Is there something in particular that forced you to take action in dealing with issues brought about by CSA?
Yes, as much as I tried to run from the past, it was always able to run a little bit faster than I could. I was 43 years old before I finally understood that I was never going to be able to outrun it, never going to be able to live in denial the rest of my life, and that I was finally going to have to confront the past instead of trying to ignore it.
3. What is the biggest lie (for you) about CSA?
That it didn't matter.
4. (for survivors) If you have a signifigant other to help you through all of this, what is the most meaningful thing they can do to help?
Listen, and finally, for once in my life, be someone who understands and is someone I feel like is on my side in life.
Thanks for asking, V. It means a lot.