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How can you move on from being sexually assaulted if you've never told anyone about it?

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Last Updated: 12/27/2015 at 6:36pm
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Top Rated Answers
January 22nd, 2015 10:26pm
If you are a girl, it can be quite stressful. Your only solution is calm yourself and get over that feelings. Use meditation. I can really help you get past bad memories.
January 23rd, 2015 10:08pm
I wouldn't necessarily say you should "move on" from being sexually assaulted, but rather, you should find peace within yourself. If this is in the past and not an ongoing problem, talking to a listener here at 7 Cups of Tea is a great place to start because it is anonymous and you won't be judged.
May 24th, 2015 10:51am
I was molested myself in my childhood and I never told anyone about this. And I know that time may not heal all wounds but it can alleviate the pain. I don't feel as bad as I used to, but talking to someone about this can help a lot more than hiding it. So you either wait for time to heal the wound or talk to a therapist who can help you so much more, good luck love xx
June 8th, 2015 9:43pm
I would say the first step, is to tell someone about it. This is not something anyone can face alone, I had to learn that the hard way. It doesn't have to be someone huge, but someone that is close to you and that you trust so you have support.
August 31st, 2015 7:36pm
I was sexually abused from age 7-11 by an uncle of mine. I struggled with relationships, and self worth. It took me years to realized that I did nothing wrong. I was a child and it was his choice to do that to me, causing me mental pain. I had to forgive myself for being ignorant at the time. I have learned more as I matured. I had to forgive him for making that horrible choice in life. I forgave, but I don't forget. I just don't allow it to have power over me anymore. I believe that in some way, people can come to terms with things that have happened in their lives, and rebuild themselves to find their own contentment within themselves.
November 25th, 2015 1:40am
Personally I have never been in a situation like this but I feel maybe reminding yourself that you are strong and can push through it may help
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December 27th, 2015 6:36pm
Remind yourself that you are not the only one and also remind yourself that you are strong and can move on, or you can talk to someone who appreciates you and accepts you for who you are, talk to that someone by just letting everything you have stuck inside you come out from you. You also have to know that you are not alone, somebody in this world is going to help you