The Adult Life of A Sexually Abused Child
What if you could take a peek into the future to see what the adult life of a sexually abused child look like?
Well you can. But today I will not be sharing my story. I will be sharing someone else’s. You know yourself and I want to say thank you for sharing!
But before I share the pictures of this comment, let me first say this: the impact of child abuse manifests in so many ways in the life of the abused, and can oftentimes follow them years into adulthood if not properly dealt with through counselling and therapy. And so it is very common to see things such as:
- Promiscuity/heightened sexual desire
- Addiction: could be to drugs, sex, pornography
- Depression/Feelings of suicide/just plain suicide
- Lack of interest in sex/fear of sex
- Detest for the opposite sex/marriage
- Hallucinations/panic attack/flashbacks/trance of the event
- Homosexuality (This can either be a woman hating men so much she chooses to have sexual relations with same sex. Or if the abuse was from a person of same sex, it creates a desire for same sex relations). This is may seem hard to believe but lot more common than you may think or realize
- Tendency to abuse others
Trust me when I say this is not an extensive list. There are physical side effects too, and yes- SPIRITUAL too. I can’t tell you how many deliverance sessions I attended. LOL. It actually feels funny now, saying it.
Next time someone tells you they have been sexually abused before, think of these and many more. How does that not trigger compassion in you towards them? Simply saying “get over it” or “it is well” or blurting out “just pray” may mean well, but does not help.
So, what does this list look like in the life of an actual human being? See below.
This is why I share. Why I had to find my voice, to help you find yours, and it starts with breaking the silence, that is how we can undo the culture of silence and take back our lives.
You are an OVERCOMER and believe me when I say you can live and rise above your experiences! Thanks again V.I for sharing your story with me and the world, I do not take it lightly.
How will you be of support to someone you have identified as once raped or sexually abused? Now that you know what their lives or future COULD be?