When Sexual Abuse Rears It's Ugly Head

By

When Sexual Abuse Rears It's Ugly Head
Sexual abuse is a trauma that affects heart level connections long after the fact.

If you have sexual abuse in your past it will affect future committed relationships.
It is important to get the help you need to work through those lost emotions.
While it may seem scary to look at the way your abuse harmed you, ultimately it
will be worth it to be free. A wise man once said, “what you can’t talk about
keeps you in bondage.”

It is important to find a therapist trained in helping people find freedom from
sexual abuse. No one needs to stay stuck in the cycle of sexual dysfunction in
order to survive. You can have courage and work through past hurts by
1) Identifying lost emotions connected to the violations
2) Grieving the cost of the abuse in a safe place
3) Moving from a victim mindset to that of a responsible person who
knows how to feel and trust.

 

Again, going through the pain at looking at your past secrets will make life worth
living again…to yourself and to your loved ones.

You can see how past sexual abuse might be affecting you by taking the sexual
abuse self test on the navigation bar of www.missingpieces.org.

This article was originally published at Missing Pieces . Reprinted with permission.
Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Trudy Johnson

Author

Trudy M. Johnson, M.A., LMFT, CSPII

Helping women process grief after voluntary pregnancy termination without fear.

Bringing abortion after-care into the 21st century by educating professionals.

www.missingpieces.org

Location: Buena Vista, CO
Credentials: LMFT, MA, Non-Profit
Specialties: Abortion Issues
Other Articles/News by Trudy Johnson:

The Painful And Surprising Secret Many Couples With Children Keep

By

For couples dealing with infertility or pregnancy loss, the news of an unexpected pregnancy can be thrilling. But when handling an unwanted, unplanned pregnancy, that news can be downright devastating to couples who already have their family established with two, three or more kids if the wife, husband (or both) feel entirely against having ... Read more

Early Age Abortion? Growing Up Doesn't Mean Getting Over It

By

The tears were flowing for this middle-aged woman with the perfect life. "I never realized how much pain and grief I was feeling over my abortion when I was 14 years old. I guess I just blocked things out and never looked back." I am amazed at women in their late 40's, 50's and even sixties experiencing the need to re-visit a time in their ... Read more

"I Had No Clue I'd Be This Sad," Part 2

By

Last week I talked with a 20-something woman about the grief she was feeling after her voluntary pregnancy termination. In her quest to find relief for her situation, she never dreamed she would be struck with an overwhelming sadness that she couldn't shake. Only a little less shocking than the news of the pregnancy (she was on birth control pills) was ... Read more

See More

 
Latest Expert Videos
ASK YOURTANGO MORE QUESTIONS
Must-see Videos
SEE MORE VIDEOS
Most Popular