Someone left a couple of comments on the site last night, anonymously, and then sent me an email using the email form anonymously as well, requesting that I remove the comments they had made, as they were embarrassed by having made them public. I agreed to honor that request, feeling that any comments made here belong to the person who made them.
I also deleted the comment I left in reply, as it no longer makes any sense, but without any contact information for the commenter, I wanted to copy my reply here, so they, and anyone else struggling with being a survivor, could see it:
My normal advice to any survivor that leaves messages here is usually to do whatever you have to do to take care of yourself first. I donâ€™t know enough about your situation to say more than that, but Iâ€™ve found it to be the most effective thing for us to focus on. That may mean getting away from your family, it may not. In either case, feel free to join the social network I put together for abuse survivors at http://childabusesurvivor.ning.com/
Perhaps just reading the other stories will help you see that there is a place for every survivor, but sometimes it can take time to find it!