thank you for this thread. You explained so eloquently the difference between general physical abuse, and sexual abuse. There is as you say a gut wrenching effect that comes from sexual abuse. I believe this can come from "emotional" sexual abuse as well as physical. It is in it's nature harder to recognize / identify, but I believe it carries with it the same emotional damage. As children we are forced to play a role that is inappropriate and conflicts with our needs.I know this an old thread, but this post is so poignantly written! Thank you, @Chase Eric !
I would love to see this thread stickied (I think that's the word?) to the front page. I can't tell you how much it means to not feel completely alone in this.
Actually, you all probably know exactly how much it means :/