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Defining R^p3

The social medias really do not want me to share this information, but I believe it is vital to victims’—to survivors’—recovery from sexual trauma. Had I access to this information when I was 16, I may have ended my relationship with my abuser much sooner. I may have mitigated some of the traumatic impact of that relationship. Had I access to this information at 20, I may have begun to recover from the trauma then (rather than in my 30s), because I’d have had language to articulate my experiences, and it is only through the external articulation of trauma that we find healing.

What’s in the Attic?

Imagine your mind is a house–for your thoughts. Your thoughts are the residents. In this analogy, the unconscious is the attic or the basement–the storage space for all the shit you stash away–the shit you don’t want to see or even think about.