I’ve heard some people claim that their abuser/rapist

I’ve heard some people claim that their abuser/rapist made them stronger. We must realize that abusers and predators don’t get credit for our strength, nor our healing. They did not make us stronger. Rather, the abusers and predators broke us. They shattered us. They turned our lives into a living hell. They violated us! Do you know who made you stronger? Do you know who made you brave? YOU did! You are a courageous survivor. You did the hard work. You overcame great obstacles. You are the one healing you. You did it!
— Dana Arcuri, Soul Cry: Releasing & Healing the Wounds of Trauma