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I want to try to find victims from the same perpitrator. How?

Long story short: I was sexually abused by a principal in charge of a public school. I know there have been cases where victims have found eachother and created a case. I want to know how that happens? US centric advice wanted. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2016 - 4 answers

Major Relationship Issue- How to Control My Resentment?

I'm currently harboring a lot of resentment towards my girlfriend. Her brother is a molester and she's unsure of what to do about it, and she has cancelled our wedding due to being unsure and afraid of losing the rest of her family. I have no idea what to do or where to turn, how can I stop feeling resentful? [more inside]
posted by Firestorm 2018 on May 7, 2016 - 45 answers

Good (free) resources for overcoming sexual/emotional abuse?

How to heal after living with a sex addict? I am looking for good sources of personal empowerment concerning sexuality (female) and possibly examples of men who actually love deeply and see sex as an expression of love as well as passion...any leads? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2013 - 10 answers

What do I do about long forgotten abuse?

The short version: I was sexually abused as a child and my abuser recently tried to get in touch with me. I declined contact but I'm worried that he'll try again. So I'm wondering about my recourse. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2013 - 12 answers

On the timeliness of relationships, on overcoming sexual trauma

Please share your knowledge about the customs of dating, my question being from the point of view of a sexual abuse victim, and of the reactions of men who go on dates with her. [more inside]
posted by Jireel on Feb 1, 2013 - 37 answers

Is it possible to heal from this? Or at least survive it?

If you have experienced child sexual abuse and came to some sort of healing what do you wish you had known from the beginning? What words of advice do you have for someone just beginning to go down that path? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2013 - 17 answers

History of Abuse

I went away to boarding school in 1993/4. During 1993, a teacher there who was sexually inappropriate. I sort of lost track of him, but found out today he is now the Head Director of a school, and on the board of the Assoc. of International School Heads, It was a long time ago, and I cannot prove anything, and do not want to go in guns half cocked, but I feel like I should say something. What are best practices here?
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 - 23 answers

Animal cruelty bothers me way more than it should. Is this related to my childhood sexual abuse?

Animal cruelty bothers me way more than it should. Is this related to my childhood sexual abuse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 - 35 answers

How can I help my sister deal with abuse at the hands of our brother?

I recently discovered my brother was sexually abusing my sister and how the hell do I deal with this over Thanksgiving weekend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2009 - 38 answers

I hate the idea of help - what now?

Sexual abuse and a hatred of therapy – what now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2009 - 43 answers

Sister molested, police won't help. What can I do?

My sister was molested, and the authorities haven't done a thing. Is there anything I can do to move this along? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2009 - 18 answers

How do we help a family member who has revealed she was molested years ago?

A few months ago, my sister disclosed to my family that she was molested as a child by an aide to a former baby sitter. We would like to help her but we have no idea how to proceed from here. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2007 - 7 answers

My family is a mess.

How-I-Spent-My-Xmas-Holiday-Filter: Please help me get my head straight in light of family sexual abuse revelations. This is a long one. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2007 - 12 answers

chain of sexual abuse

How often do the sexually abused become abusers? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Nov 24, 2006 - 10 answers

Healthy romantic relationships after sexual abuse in past?

My significant other revealed to me that he was sexually abused as a little boy by a friend of his, who was also a boy. The incident, without describing it in detail, was one of sexual humiliation. The shame and suffering he now feels is immense and has carried over into other areas of his life, including his relationships. He told me what had happenned because I knew something was wrong and pressed him. We are now college-age (and in college too) and he had never told anyone before me. I have said to him that many other people have been sexually abused and have learned to accept their past, but I have said this without knowing if it's really true. Because of the problems caused by the event and other events that followed, I have broken up with him but am serious about being with him after he takes care of himself in therapy. Does anyone have insight on the possibility of moving forward after such a traumatizing event?
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2006 - 21 answers

Perhaps I should become a Buddhist monk and leave the situation.

Wow. My sexuality is really messed up. [more inside]
posted by Jake Apathy on Jun 17, 2006 - 32 answers

How do I get the intimacy back?

I've been going out with my partner for almost 5 years, about 2 1/2 years ago she told me she'd been sexually abused as a child. I've supported her through her counselling and depression ever since, ironically she wouldn't have been able to unpack a lot of her issues without the safe enviroment I've provided for her for the first time. I'm in counselling myself, my partner pursuaded me that I needed some help to keep myself standing, and it has really helped. But I'm starting to loose hope that things are ever going to be better again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2006 - 8 answers

Need help in choosing a psychologist.

Need help in choosing a psychologist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2005 - 13 answers

A Friend's Past

A very good, close friend of mine for at least 16 years, recently revealed something to me . . . [more inside]
posted by yesster on Jul 30, 2004 - 32 answers

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