I went to a drop-in session with a group of ladies. It was interesting and made me think of things that I hadn’t thought of. Slowly I heal.
The group session turned out to be a drop-in session. Technically I guess you could still call it a group session. We watched a video about being generous to people and not dehumanizing them with bad comments. Then we discussed the sex scandals in the news and how we didn’t know all the details. In addition a thought provoking question came up. How do you know when you have healed? No one had the answer to that. One answer might be when you don’t think of your abuser every day or see his face as you are making love to your partner. That might be when you have healed. I don’t know. I’ll wait to figure that out.
The drop-in session was good for me. I had wanted to talk more about my situation but that will come with time. I made friends with two people and gave my phone number to one. She’ll be calling I’m sure. So I have connected with individuals who have gone through the same thing as I have which is a positive thing. There was a sense of camaraderie in the session. I can make friends there. I am looking forward to the call from that one person. A drop-in session or a group session is highly recommended. It helps you to share your story with people who have gone through the same thing that you have gone through. I think that this is an important step in the healing process.
Slowly I heal.