i've recently found out i truly was sexually abused as a child. i had a feeling for so long, but now i have memories. they hurt, a constant feeling of nausea and disgust stemming from them. but, i'm glad to know it was real. my abuse was real, and i don't have to wonder anymore. i'm still scared the memories are false, but i'm working through it. now i just have to take the next step towards healing. because while i was abused and hurt for so many years, i am not broken.