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Old 06-22-2002, 05:44 PM   #1
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I was sexually abused for 8 years. I am almost 17 now. could it pose any problems when i am older.

 
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Old 06-22-2002, 08:05 PM   #2
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Re: Sexual abuse

IM sorry that happened to you... no i dont think you will have any problems, are you mentally/physically okay right now? if you are , youll be fine =) much luv to you =)

 
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Old 06-22-2002, 09:28 PM   #3
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Hate to say it but Riceboy you are most likely wrong. She will have problems. As I stated on her other post this will make a normal healthy sex life nearly impossible. Some victims of sexual abuse become overly promiscuous. While others cannot bring themselves to have sex even with someone they love. To be honest there are more possible problems than I could list here. Her best bet is to get professional help as soon as possible. She needs to get this out and talk to someone about it.

 
Old 06-22-2002, 11:49 PM   #4
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On topic, yes, I do think there will be serious after effects. It is important to get professional help. This would most likely affect you well into adulthood.

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Old 06-23-2002, 08:45 AM   #5
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I' have to put my 2 cents worth in here. I was abused as a child so I can speak with some experience. I know that if you let it take control of your mind it can affect you in many ways. If you take control of your life, it can just be a distant bad memory. If you can't take control of yourself, you may need help. The first thing to remember is that you did nothing wrong. If you can accept that, you've gone more than half way in putting it behind you.

I was a boy abused by a boy and so the spectre of homosexuality kicked in and that has been difficult to put aside but I have done it. It has had no effect on my adult life.


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Old 07-01-2002, 03:18 PM   #6
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Re: Sexual abuse

I, too, was sexually abused as a child. I'm 27 years old. It occurred from the time I was 5 or 6 until I was 9. My perpetrator was my step-father.

It has definitely created problems in my life. I have had self-esteem problems, substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, depression. I don't mean to scare you or anything, but please do consider getting help. Check out this book called "A Courage to Heal." It is a wonderful book, and it was very helpful to me. There are also a lot of online support groups that you should check into. Bflywomen is one. Best of luck with everything.

Take care.

 
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