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3 Reasons You May Feel Confused After Sexual Trauma

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Living in a conservative family where expressing a big issue is considered taboo, I’m used to suppressing my own emotions. No matter how big the problem is, my family will always try to be kind toward every family member — including someone who perpetrated sexual harassment toward me.

When they still treat him in a friendly manner, I start to feel a sense of betrayal, disgust, hurt, and fear. I even question myself whether I’m overreacting in this situation.

I’m starting to feel helpless due to my lack of power. The event was occurred years ago, yet the pain and memory won’t fade away.

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