The anniversary or anniversaries of what happened to you are far from easy to deal with. They are times when you may feel particularly triggered and depressed. You may know exactly the date and time of your anniversary or you may only have a vague idea of when it might be. Some people also have no idea of the time or times of their assaults, but may find that a particular time of year is triggering to them. or they get down at a certain season each year. Whenever or however you remember your anniversary it is important to be particularly gentle with yourself round these times.
Of course you may not remember your anniversary, perhaps you just remember a time of year, or a particular month. You may wish to choose a particular day which you can adopt as an anniversary day and use it to honour yourself and your recovery.
Coping with an anniversary is a personal thing and whatever works for you is the best plan of action. You may wish to check the self care page for ideas of how you can best look after yourself on this difficult day. Other things you may wish to consider on this day are: