The Dark Room

Episode #102 - Survivor of Early Childhood Sexual Abuse: Chris

May 21, 2018

The content of this cast is upsetting. Listener discretion is advised.

Paul talks to "Chris", 31, a survivor of early childhood sexual abuse, primarily at the hands of his biological parents and in a seemingly ordinary, suburban community. In this difficult episode, Chris, for the first time publicly, speaks about what happened during the abuse, the immense challenge of both physically and psychologically escaping it and why, in the process, he has come to reject the idea of himself as a "victim." Rather contentiously, Chris is adamant that--no matter how bad your circumstances--the inability to achieve a desirable future ultimately amounts to personal failure.

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