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

There are triggers (not horrible and graphic) here, but Rachel’s message is worth risking them.

The Egghead Agenda

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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One thought on “The Reasons A Sexual Abuse Survivor Asks: Am I Permanently Damaged?

  1. Well worth reading. Thanks for sharing her interview. As a 66 year old, as much as I am at peace with my past, I am different from most people. I’m glad my experience was t typical. I’ve learned that my abuse was overkill. Almost literally. It doesn’t take that much to damage a tiny heart.

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