I could not be more thrilled than I am right now. I have been agonizing over how/when/where to tell them that I was abused by a priest who they knew well when I was a teenager. They could not have been more supportive, and I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to have that weight lifted off my shoulders! It was hard to see the look of hurt come across their faces as the words sunk in, and I know they will have their own trials as they deal with this new knowledge just as I have had to do, but I figured I would share this success story
As my T has told me, what other people think or say when I disclose this information is none of my business. What matters is that I share my story and free myself from the burden of carrying it alone.