so another blog friend of mine wrote a post about a part of her life that is well and truly over. the prompt came from an e book. the prompt is to write about a part of your life that is truly over. so i thought I’d do it for a distraction…so here goes.
the part of my life that i want to write about is taking my abusers to the redress board. while they werent punished, this was a very hard process for us. we had to make statements about our abuse, we had to talk to a solicitor, and doctors, psychiatrists, therapists, etc. we had to go before a judge, and while it was so that we could get awarded some money, the fact we had to sit in front of a judge and have our diagnosis questioned, was painful.
however we did get an award sum. so i guess that was good since that was the goal. that was in 2007, but we started the whole process in 2003. so it took four years for the whole thing to be completed. and to be honest i thought it would never end!
i’d never ever want to go through it again. looking back on it now, i’m not sure i’d do it again. i’m not sure i’d have the strength. so many reports had to be written up. we had to have so many examinations and evaluations of our mental health. it was torture.