Dating a victim of sexual abuse
Or to be so up front.“I may be a lesbian because of what happened to me, I don’t know.It doesn’t really matter at this point.”I guess, maybe in some way, I didn’t expect her to be so it.
Whilst relationships can be a place where difficulties with trust, intimacy and sex can appear, they also provide an opportunity for issues to be worked through and resolved.Whether the trauma was physical, sexual, or emotional, the impact can show up in a host of relationship issues.Survivors often believe deep down that no one can really be trusted, that intimacy is dangerous, and for them, a real loving attachment is an impossible dream.The two of them never slept in the same bed, and she thought it was clear the friendship was platonic.She fell asleep that night feeling safe, alone in her room. Eventually, confused and panicked, Lucy sat up, asked Robbie what he was doing and told him to leave.
They suffer immensely, but they are just as much themselves after the rape as before.