I signed myself and my youngest daughter up for a self-defense class a few years ago. All I really wanted out of it was the ability to have a few tools to prevent me from freezing should I ever need to defend myself. I got that and a lot more that Saturday afternoon (Trigger Warning).
When I worked as a call girl, I relied on, and needed, denial to function in life. It was essential in order to work – to have sex with men and women I didn’t want to have sex with. That is what allowed me to do it without breaking, without falling apart, without realizing the hell in which I was living (Trigger Warning).