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How past sexual abuse affects a married life

In most of the cases, a disastrous sexual abuse leaves a scar on individual’s personality. At a very small and young age, if a child experiences sexual abuse, he goes through a great psychological and physical trauma and it often happens that this trauma becomes very difficult to overcome. Sexual abuse is also associated with social malevolence, lack of knowledge and disparagement of the victim who has been abused. The victim goes into mental depression, anxiety and becomes doubtful and apprehensive of the life ahead. A sexual abuse may occur before or after a marriage. A marriage wherein both the partners have been sexually abused at one point of time has a high probability of being troubled and broken. There are many effects of a sexual abuse on your forthcoming married life and it is very necessary that both the couples understand each other very well to overcome the situation.

Lack of trust

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Sex is a taboo in the society and a person who has once upon a time been sexually abused suffers from lack of trust. Truth is very important in any married life and the barrier once broken poses danger to a married life.

Breaking the Barrier

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Live A Great Life

Communication is very important in a relationship. The effect of sexual abuse is that, partners cannot communicate with each other smoothly. Sexually abused victim creates an unseen wall in between them which makes it difficult for one to communicate. This makes communication very difficult.

Emotional Bonding

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Survivors of the sexual abuse find it difficult to communicate with others because they are always scared of feeling hurt. They are doubtful and cautious about any acts of compassion or love and are liable to live in a cushion. If your partner has ever been sexually abused while he was a child, he will be emotionally drained out. Endurance and steady persistence are the keys in getting rid of this problem.

Closeness in the Relationship

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People who have been sexually abused have lots of problem in performing sex. Some become obsessed with it, while others are reluctant to have it. Sex is perceived in a completely different manner by a sexually abused person. It makes a person either guilty of having or obsessed with it. In either of the two cases, marriage is largely affected by the same.

It is very important that you understand the psychology of a sexually abused person and deal with it accordingly. Try and handle the issue with care and you will find marriage better than before.

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