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How sexual abuse affects survivors in intimate relationships-YouTube Video-Part 1

Sexual abuse of any kind, whether that is long term childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, has a profound effect on whoever experiences it.

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Since starting my first blog nearly 2 years ago, I have come across so many sexual abuse survivors, who have brought me to tears with their resilience and courageousness. I have met both men and women who have been through hell and back and have suffered far worse experiences than I ever did. This video was created with them in mind and for one of them in particular who asked me to do a video on this important topic.

I have learnt so much more about myself through doing research on this heartbreaking topic. I have also learnt how insidious sexual abuse can be and how many layers of trauma a survivor has to work through before reaching a more comfortable state of being.This video will be PART 1 of a 2 video series.It is such a sensitive topic and I want to make sure I cover as much as possible for those who may be affected by a past experience and may not even realise it yet. I am currently working through a list of questions that survivors can ask themselves, so they can have a better idea of where their difficulties lie in relation to sexual intimacy. At the end of this first video I have included some of these questions. How many of these did you answer ‘Yes’ to? I really hope that your answer is ‘None’.

Love Athina ♥

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10 thoughts on “How sexual abuse affects survivors in intimate relationships-YouTube Video-Part 1

  1. Thank you SO much Athina! I was crying through most of it, and answered “yes” to so many of those questions. So I Have a lot of work to do with regards to this in therapy this year. Thank you again for doing this video. ❤ ❤

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      1. I am also 36 this year so I know how you feel. It is tough when everyone around you has reached certain milestones and you are still lagging behind. There is always hope though..and under the circumstances that you lived through, it is amazing you are fighting through it all.

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