Friday, January 28, 2011

My Name Is Louis

My name is Louis and I'm a therapist.

I deal largely with sexually abused men and women. I'm writing this because I used their experiences to help me heal from my own abuse. As they talked and I listened, I faced my painful past. Funny, but I followed the advice I gave them: "Face the demons of the past and they'll go away."

I'm also doing that. As others open up to me, I find myself opening up to myself and discovering deeper layers of pain. At times I feel like I've used them, but I also know that I helped them as well as myself.

The important thing I've learned during the past seven years is this: the healing is never fully completed.

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