Have you ever looked in the mirror and not recognise the person looking back? Lately i don’t even know who I am. I’m doing things so out of character and I don’t like it. I keep drinking on a weekend which is fine but I fail to know my limit. I get absolutely plastered and can’t remember a thing. I’ve broken up with my boyfriend of 7 years because I felt as though I’m on a downwards spiral. I feel as though I’m becoming self destructive. I know I’ve done the right thing about my relationship because I don’t love him anymore. I think after I was assaulted last year it’s changed him and me. I wanted him to get help but he wouldn’t. He became a little controlling (understandably). I think I started to rebel because of it. I wanted time on my own to rediscover my self and fall back in love with the person I am. Problem is this isn’t me. I’m a little lost in life and don’t know if I can find my way back.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
— Survivor, age 20