The Reasons A Sexual Abuse Survivor Asks: Am I Permanently Damaged?

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I am so excited to have the one-and-only Rachel Thompson on my blog this week to discuss one of the most challenging questions survivors of trauma face. You can read my post on the same topic over at Rachel’s blog here. Find out more about her at the end of the post, but without further ado, welcome Rachel!

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The Reasons A Sexual Abuse Survivor Asks: Am I Permanently Damaged?

By Rachel Thompson

This is just one of the many questions a survivor of childhood sexual abuse asks ourselves every day of our lives. People who have not been traumatized in this way will likely scoff at this question, thinking, “Of course you’re not! Why would you think such a silly thing!” and when you’ve thankfully never experienced abuse, this kind of question does seem silly.

To those of us who have survived early childhood sexual trauma (or any kind…

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