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  •  This makes me so, so sad. (3+ / 0-)
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    I have a friend who still think women who are raped were asking for it. She is an abuse survivor. Women like this are self-loathing, I think. Makes me very sad.

    If there's a reason for the rich to rule, please Lord, tell us why. -Battle of Jericol, Coal Mining Women

    by JayRaye on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 02:33:07 PM PST

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    •  I don't think your friend can be (2+ / 0-)
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      called a survivor.  She's still a victim, probably still blaming herself for the abuse, and that fans outward.

      The process of recovery is long, intense, and not for the faint of heart.  I can't criticize those who don't or can't make it, they're already so deeply damaged.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 03:02:25 PM PST

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      •  Thanks for the feed back, what you say is most (2+ / 0-)
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        likely true, but I choose to call my friend what she calls herself. She has survived because she is still alive, and most anyone who has been thru what she has been thru would be dead by now. But you are right in that she is deeply damaged.

        If there's a reason for the rich to rule, please Lord, tell us why. -Battle of Jericol, Coal Mining Women

        by JayRaye on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 03:07:18 PM PST

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        •  It's good that you respect her (2+ / 0-)
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          word.  She's right, victims have lousy outcomes.  The earlier in life, the more difficult it is to unravel all the harm.  I'll hold her in light, and you as well.

          I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

          by I love OCD on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 03:33:03 PM PST

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