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What are the challenges of having a relationship with a female that has been sexually abused?

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Dr. Emmett Miller
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Trust a problem

There is usually a problem with trust.
Since the abuse is usually at the hands of someone she trusted, it is hard for her autonomic system to trust that you, too, won't abuse her someday. Maybe today. So sexual responses can be inhibited - or even exaggerated. Hard for her to know she is loved for herself (how valuable could i be if someone could do that to me? But with therapy+time it can work!

In brief: Trust a problem

There is usually a problem with trust.
Since the abuse is usually at the hands of someone she trusted, it is hard for her autonomic system to trust that you, too, won't abuse her someday. Maybe today. So sexual responses can be inhibited - or even exaggerated. Hard for her to know she is loved for herself (how valuable could i be if someone could do that to me? But with therapy+time it can work!
Dr. Emmett Miller
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Often the person abused isn't aware that their view of relationships, not only with the the abuser but with those close to the abuser, is affected. It also depends on the sex of the abuser as well. Trust is part of establishing a good relationship, and understanding allows trust to form. Learn all you can about the effects of abuse, encourage discussion when it seems to be appropriate.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sexually abused Fema

When a female is sexually abused she can get ptsd which can become chronic if she does not receive proper care.

In brief: Sexually abused Fema

When a female is sexually abused she can get ptsd which can become chronic if she does not receive proper care.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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