Freedom to Fly

Freedom to Fly – Forward by Cheryl: This letter was written by John, an adult survivor of sexual abuse. I thank him for sharing his thoughts and feelings. Through sharing, we can truly learn what’s in the hearts of other survivors and hopefully learn through their experiences and learn the … Continue reading

Vision of Hope

Vision of Hope – Forward by Cheryl: This letter was sent to me by Jen, regarding her sister. I thank her for coming forward and sharing her story with me. Again, I appreciate her allowing me to submit her letter and my response to Havoca. Hopefully, through our sharing, we … Continue reading

Sharing

Forward by Cheryl – Sharing: This letter was sent to me by another adult/survivor. I thank her for coming forward and sharing her story with me. It was a big step and I truly appreciate her allowing me to submit her letter and my response to Havoca. Hopefully, through our … Continue reading

Addressing a Spouse’s Fears About Parenting

Dear Dr. Gil: I saw in Moving Forward that you answer questions from husbands of survivors. I would like your opinion on the following: My wife was severely abused physically by her mother and father. Consequently, she has many fears about being hurt and she is very shy and stays … Continue reading

Moving Forward

Moving Forward Forward by Cheryl: This third letter was sent to me by Mandy, a survivor in need of a friend. I thank her for writing and giving me the chance to share my thoughts and feelings with her. Hopefully through our sharing, we can help others who have felt … Continue reading

Courage to Cry

Courage to Cry Forward by Cheryl: This second letter was sent to me by Mandy, a survivor in need of a friend. I thank her for writing and giving me the chance to share my thoughts and feelings with her. This letter regards counseling and its importance during the healing … Continue reading

Little Miracles

Little Miracles Forward by Cheryl: This first letter was sent to me by Mandy, a survivor in need of a friend. I thank her for writing and giving me the chance to share my thoughts and feelings with her. Having an online friend can be comforting, allowing feelings to be … Continue reading

Journey to Happiness

Journey to Happiness Forward by Cheryl: This letter was sent to me by Sharon , requesting suggestions and advice on healing after the trauma of child abuse. I thank her for writing and giving me the chance to share my thoughts and feelings. Hopefully through our sharing, we can help … Continue reading