Never be ashamed of yourself because of abuse. You are important and so is your story. The abuse is not your fault. Not only will your story inspire others. You will also inspire yourself. Opening up promotes healing. Start a blog, keep a journal, find a hobby, exercise, spend one day a week promoting yourself and your journey. Become emotional, scream, cry if you need to. Tears are made to cleanse the body. Release your pain. Then take a deep breath and smile.