Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 80

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 80


Reena’s Rules:


There is no restriction on the format or the length of the piece. It just has to be your reflection on the prompt from the core.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up with here with a pingback, or copy-pasting the blog link in Comments.

I eagerly await your responses.

The prompt:


Mental Scars

As a 17-year-old girl I was put in the position of what I call emotional rape. My boyfriend insisted that we have sex and although he did not physically force me, he emotionally forced me by telling me we would break up and he would find someone who would. At 17 I didn’t have the maturity to be able to say no and realize that the world would not end. That affected me deeply and to this day (I am 62 now), I am still emotionally affected at times.



Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog

17 thoughts on “Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 80

  1. Reena Saxena

    Emotional abuse, emotional blackmail, mental torture, threats … any attempt to force compliance with another’s wishes is criminal, but unfortunately so common. People get an ego kick by counting the number of submissive people around them.The victim needs to be an exceptionally strong person to shed the burden and move ahead.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I was also forced to marry this person using the same type of blackmail only a little worse. He is a narcissist as well. We divorced after 23 years and he found another woman only the tables are turned on him now. She’s in charge. I didn’t have to seek revenge. He’s suffering now.


        1. Tessa Post author

          I know for a fact that it doesn’t bother him, never did. I can’t seem to forget or forgive him. People keep telling me that I need to let it go. And no, he doesn’t deserve the attention. He deserves nothing from me. I already know he is a narcissist and that feeds right into it. I wonder if I will ever get over it.

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