If you were sexually abused as a child, what will happen when I become an adult?

Many Possibilities. There are many different possible outcomes to sexual abuse. It is not automatic that these children will have problems as adults, but there is a higher risk of emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Good to bad. First and foremost the child needs to be removed from the environment where the abuse took place, then needs psychological intervention with followup. Of course, the child or teen must understand that it was not their fault and they need to be placed in a safe, supportive, and if possible loving environment. I have seen some cases where the teen/adult grows up and forms perfect relationships.
Many things possible. Many psychological outcomes are possible as is a completely normal outcome. Thi situation needs counseling with long term follow up to assure as best an outcome as possible.
Varies. There is no size fits all. If you have resolved the issues involved with your abuse you may have no repercussions. On the other hand if you have not dealt with these issues then you may become an overprotective parent or even abusive as an adult.

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What should a guy do in his late twenties who has been sexually abused as a child to overcome the side effects of child abuse?

Consider therapy. Child abuse has many effects on a person, depending on what/who was involved, and what supports there were for the child. A psychotherapist who knows emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) could assist you in dealing with the aftermath -- and help you move forward. http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr.html good for you in exploring your options! recovery = possible. Read more...
Seek counseling. You have experienced a tremendous trauma as a child and this needs to be dealt with seriously. You need the guidance and supervision of a trained therapist such as a psychologist, psychiatrist or social worker to help you deal with the feelings of pain from your early experiences of betrayal of trust and loss of safety. Please seek help asap. You can ask your regular doctor for a reference to a therapist. Read more...

What causes a person to commit child abuse/molestation? My moms father&brother sexually abused younger now suffers from schizophrenia/bipolar.

Many things. Such a painful situation here. Many people who abuse or molest children were themselves abused . . . . Thus perpetuating a generational crime against younger (and less powerful) kids in the family. The key is to shift the victim to survivor through timely treatment, as was probably not done for the perpetrator. Sometimes when the child "tells, " she or he is not believed, either. Tragic. Read more...
People who have . been abused/molested tend to molest and abuse children/people. Schizophrenia or Bipolar disorder are two different kinds of mental illness and need medicine. They worsen with any stress and can get better with therapy and medicine. Seek a psychiatrist for medicine. Go find a psychologist for counseling and go to primary care if the wait for the psychiatrist is too long. . Read more...
Many factors. Including risk from addiction to drugs by the parent, a single parent household/ absence of stable father figure, the child's own behavioral issues and others. One do the most challenging is that ? of of abusers have been victims themselves eg The Cycle of Abuse. As individuals with such risk factors, recognition of one own tendencies to replay these, as early as possible with a therapist is key. Read more...