THE GUILT OF BEING ATTACKED

The guilt of being attacked on holiday @gymbunnymum

My face is a mess, people are staring.

What did she do?

Who’s she been fighting with?

Was it her husband?

She looks so rough.

She must have deserved it.

The guilt of being attacked on holiday @gymbunnymum

The guilt of being attacked on holiday @gymbunnymum

But I didn’t, I did nothing wrong. I didn’t get into a fight, I didn’t even get a chance to defend myself. I was pushed from behind, hitting the road face first resulting in this. She carried on running after she pushed me and disappeared.

I was in Magaluf so the police there didn’t want to know. It’s what happens when Brits go out drinking, they said. I must have been drunk, I must have been fighting. We’re all the same.

But I wasn’t, I was on holiday with my family ranging from ages between 70 & 17. Yes we went to Magaluf for the party reputation, we wanted somewhere we could have fun, go out drinking together, somewhere lively that everyone would enjoy. To have a laugh together.

What we didn’t want was to be involved in something like this. For people to tut and stare, to take a second look and shake their heads at me.

The guilt of being attacked on holiday @gymbunnymum

I feel guilty for looking like this, I feel guilty that people might think my amazing husband could have done this. I feel guilty walking my son to nursery with people judging me.

I shouldn’t feel the guilt of being attacked, yet I do, because what kind of animal does this for no reason?

 

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31 Comments

  1. April 29, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    How awful, poor you. People are often so quick to judge. I hate it when we feel the need to explain ourselves. Why should we? I hope you have lots of love and cuddles around you right now from those who matter. X

    • May 3, 2016 / 9:23 am

      Thanks Rosie, now the bruises are fading I’m starting to feel much better. Lot’s of hugs from my boys have helped x
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  2. April 29, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Oh lovely, I would definitely not judge you so I’m sure others aren’t. What a horrible person to do that to you, I hope it’s better very soon. Big hugs X
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    • May 3, 2016 / 9:24 am

      Thanks Sharon. It’s so shocking that someone would just randomly do that but I’m on the mend now x
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    • May 3, 2016 / 9:27 am

      Thanks lovely, now the bruises are fading I’m feeling much better. I just can’t get my head around why someone would do this for no reason xx
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  3. May 3, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Oh my God that’s awful!! I hope you had a good holiday despite that. There truly are some nasty people around #twinklytuesday

  4. May 3, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    terrible. This sort of thing is unfortunately becoming more and more common and its disgusting.

  5. May 3, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Oh no, that’s awful!! So terrible the police wouldn’t do anything to help. You shouldn’t have to feel guilty over something that wasn’t your fault. Hope it heals up soon xx#TwinklyTuesday

  6. May 3, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    goodness that’s awful. I hope you are recovering well, physically and mentally. yes, we all know the party place in Majorca is magaluf but it doenst mean you go there to have that done to you. absolutely disgusting. wishing you well #TwinklyTuesday

    • May 5, 2016 / 9:04 am

      Thanks Emma, we went during the quieter season and whilst we knew it was going to be lively we didn’t expect violence at all. I’m on the mend now though x
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  7. May 3, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    I’m so sorry this happened to you.
    No one deserves this.
    I truly feel for you when you see feel you can tell what people are thinking, it must be so hard.
    I’m sorry. I hope you feel better soon.
    Sarah xx
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  8. May 3, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    So sorry hun…saw you hol pics and it looked like a blast. Such a shame some idiot could do this. Hold your head high, you did nothing wrong. Hope you had a great time despite this xx #twinklytuesday

  9. May 4, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Oh my gosh lovely I’m so sorry this happened to you, I seriously don’t know what goes through a person’s head that they could do this to another person.
    I hope you are on the mend – be kind to yourself xx

  10. May 9, 2016 / 12:58 am

    How awful. So sorry that happened. I think it is a universal thing of women with boyfriends or husbands who get visibly hurt to worry that people will think he did it. I had that when I fell down the stairs & had a massive black eye. I genuinely fell down stairs (while getting ready to go out with some friends), he wasn’t even present at the time, but ‘I fell down the stairs’ does sound like a bit of an excuse. As does ‘I fainted & hit my head on the kitchen floor’, which has also happened to me. Still, I think you have to try not to worry about it – you know what the truth is and you can’t do anything about what others believe. #twinklytuesday

  11. May 18, 2016 / 1:53 am

    That is AWFUL! What a horrible experience, which has clearly been made so much worse by the reactions of those around you.
    I had a nasty bicycle accident when I was at high school and my face was very bruised. In the end my mum let me stay home from school because I couldn’t bear going and having everyone staring and commenting.
    I hope you heal quickly xx #brilliantblogposts

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