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Sufferer Both my partner and i experienced childhood sexual abuse

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by seattlesurf, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. seattlesurf

    seattlesurf New Member

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    Hi. I'm both a supporter (for 20+years) and a (relatively recently clued in) sufferer. Both my partner and I experienced childhood sexual abuse. The circumstances and the long-term effects have been very different for both of us: he has always known what happened and has dealt with depression and rage for many years. For me -- a "high-functioning survivor," in the view of my therapist -- formerly repressed memories of family abuse have only begun to surface recently, in midlife, in a very fragmentary way. We're both in therapy, separately, which is a blessing, but life is not easy. At the moment, he's in an anger cycle and I am trying not to be thrown completely off kilter by that -- and realizing that his anger can trigger my own fear response. Happy Friday? Thanks for the space.
     
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  3. keta

    keta New Member

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    i don't know much about that exactly, the only thing I would caution is that (altho it sounds like you're handling it well, at least on paper!) don't let yourself be his target or victim related to his anger because that's not fair to you and might reinforce any feelings you might have as your recognize your own trauma.
     
  4. Justmehere

    Justmehere passion + perseverance = grit Moderator Premium Member

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    EveHarrington I'm a VIP Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     
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  6. keta

    keta New Member

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    thank you!
     
  7. Friday

    Friday Raise Hell Moderator

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    Welcome to the community :)
     
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