The nightly terror is real. And so are the words...
Shhhh ... this is our little secret ... don t tell anyone.
On the outside, Lori Golden had a perfect childhood. A perfect family. A perfect upbringing. What Lori really had was a perfect house of lies. To the outside ... and within the confines of the walls.
The sexual abuse that started at the age of five for Lori Golden became a wall of silent screams. Screams that were hidden from herself and from the world for decades. Until she could do and did the tell.
When sexual abuse occurs, you are alone with your abuser, creating a unique kind of aloneness. One that is dark and sinister. You feel hopeless in the belief that you could get better, or the pain could end. Your aloneness becomes so profound that it makes you want to self-destruct, even feel suicidal.
You should embrace your story and let your inner abused child speak out. Learn how to love your child within and dedicate yourself to achieving your own personal freedom from its bondage. You lived through the worst of it as a child and survived. You can live freely once again.
Lori Golden learned that life is possible after a decade of sexual abuse. Her story ... her recovery ... and now her work as a therapist and speaker has opened doors for thousands.
I purchased a police trained guard dog in 1990. Nothing made me feel safe at that time. I was flooded with sexual abuse flashbacks. FoPo became my personal protector. He slept outside my bedroom door and for the first time in 40yrs. I slept with my back to the door. I stopped looking to see if my father was entering my room. What a sense of freedom. Truly a miracle at the time.
My House of Lies: Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse
For the first time in my life, I believed no one could “get me” or “sneak up” on me without facing his attack. It was the most empowering action I took on my behalf, now knowing that I would go to any lengths to keep myself safe after a lifetime of feeling unsafe. FoPo was there to protect me.