Many survivors of sexual abuse have been forced into silence and may still hold the belief that bad things will happen if they tell.
Telling someone that you were abused is often an extremely difficult and emotional thing to do. Not surprisingly, you may find that thoughts and feelings about the abuse get stronger and more frequent after you have told someone. It can also be harder to cope with these feelings in the way that you may have done for years.
Making that first step can feel so enormous and so to be able to ask for the help you need and deserve is not always very easy especially if you are struggling with issues of trust.