Fear of Drowning and Being Molested
I cannot remember exactly how old I was, but my cousin tried to drown me. I don’t think he did it on purpose, although he molested me when I was in grade 3 when I had to live with him. And again in grade 7 when he came and stayed with us. My cousin is only about 7 months older than me, but he bullied me as I was the “dumb” one in the family. I was small, frail, and had CPTSD from a young age. I struggled to focus in school. I am not sure why I was sent to live with my uncle, his wife, and my two cousins. It was the younger of the two who molested me. I always pretended I was asleep.
Since he tried to drown me, I was very afraid of drowning when I could not see my feet. However, I love swimming in outdoor pools though.
Since he tried to drown me, I was very afraid of drowning when I could not see my feet.
“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
– Nelson Mandela
If anyone can tell me how I can get over this fear, please write to me.