It has been evident on many cases how most women only find comfort to express their abusive experiences long after it has happened or has been happening.
Actress and songstress Neliswa Sibiya is one of those women, she recently opened up during an interview with TshisaLIVE how she endured a great of traumatic abusive ordeals growing up.
The star who was molested by close family member expressed her healing journey.
“I know it’s hard because how do you even begin… but find that one person and tell them what you are going through and show them your scars. The issue is we don’t trust each other, especially as women. But the trick is the first thing that really helps us get out of abusive situations and stay out is to talk about it,” she said.
“You have to be determined to get out but that’s also hard because the abuse kills your willpower and sometimes you don’t want to fight anymore. It took me forever to get to a place where I could trust a man enough to date him because of everything I went through.
“You need to speak – the more I spoke about it the more things became clearer for me. The more I spoke the more I became honest with myself. That’s how I began to heal. Not talking about it is one of the foremost reasons why women are depressed. But again, I know it’s hard”