A Sur­vivor’s Guide

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There is no shame in ac­cep­tance. Make the is­sue vis­i­ble by talk­ing about it. Never be closed to ther­apy. No, it won’t mean you are men­tally un­sta­ble. Never con­front your abuser alone or on his turf. It could prove dis­as­ter­ous for you. Get be­yond the vic­tim la­bel and get clo­sure. Don’t let your abuse shape your life. It wasn’t your fault. That’s a mantra that you must keep close as the heal­ing process car­ries on.

Illustration by SAU­RABH SINGH/ www. in­di­a­to­day­im­ages. com

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