Have you been able to tell the story of your abuse to anyone face-to-face yet? It’s important to tell someone about what has happened to you. When you share your story out loud, it doesn’t feel so heavy.
What symptoms are present now? Depression? Sexual dysfunction or addiction? Anorexia or eating disorders?
Have you become cold or numb to the emotional pain?
Do you sometimes feel “dead” inside?
If the abuse was by a parent, have you processed the role of the “non-offending” parent who betrayed you by not intervening?
How has the past abuse affected your current relationships: marriage, parenting, etc.?