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 have opened doors for thousands.
My sexual abuse felt like monsters in the closet. As long as I kept the door closed I was safe. But then I lived in constant fear of what was inside. I had to open the door, shine a light into the darkness in order to heal. The energy it took to survive became the fuel to thrive. Don't be afraid to open your door.
My House of Lies: Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse
Healing is a conscious decision. If you have been thinking that some form of sexual abuse occurred in your past when you were a child, then take it seriously. You are not sick, crazy, or have a wild imagination. Where there is smoke, there is fire. If you are in self-doubt, begin by listening to yourself and seeking information to learn more. It may have happened once, it may have been from an adult outside the family, it may be someone you don’t know, or it could be someone close. If you are questioning something, then find answers for yourself. No one else will but you. Stop your excuses and take yourself seriously.