I am a Recovering Survivor, and while I’m not the only one out there, this is my own personal story. I will remain anonymous for as long as I feel necessary especially as I will be sharing quite personal information and experiences. This anonymity means that the names I give to people in my stories etc. will not be their real names. I will warn you that I am seeking professional help for everything I discuss, so no need to worry. I would also like to blanket a trigger warning for some of the content as I will be discussing rape, assault, emotional abuse, eating disorders and several other concerning and potentially triggering subjects.
As i will most likely putting the individual stories, experiences and reflections in their own posts I won’t go into much detail on this page. However, I would like to mention the different things I have been through in my life so far. Firstly, I am anxious ball of flesh (Dean, 2016) – being diagnosed with 5 different anxiety. These 5 are; Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, a Panic Disorder and Medically Induced Anxiety. I am also suspected to suffer from PTSD due to an emotionally abusive relationship where I was sexually assaulted and raped. My parents have also severely emotionally abused me throughout my life and are extremely controlling, while taking money from me. I eventually developed anorexia (the purge one) and at my lightest I was 29/30kg. Finally, I have a chronic disease just to add to the insanity that is my life, which sucks as well.
Here are some general facts about me:
Biggest fear: I have two, first is being hurt by my ex and the second is getting fat
Relationship Status: In a relationship for a year this month, his name is Dean (obviously not his real name but for all sakes and purposes that’s what I’m calling him here)
Favourite Colour: Black, Teal, Lilac
Any Scars? So many… used to self harm quite a bit and I’ve had surgery twice
Favourite Quote: “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Perks of Being a Wallflower
That’s all from me
A Recovering Survivor