This is the true life story of what happened to me. I changed the gender of the protagonist in an effort to convey the absurdity and sexism of the comments my piece on rape received. The ONLY person with even a shred of responsibility for rape is the rapist.
It’s interesting that some people view functioning coping skills as abnormal qualities. What a strange world we live in when self-love and taking personal responsibility for self is seen as odd.
Slow down your breathing, make it as slow and steady and calm as you can. Take a good 10 minutes to just be.