• Have you been able to tell the story of your abuse to anyone face-to-face yet?  It’s important to tell someone about what has happened to you.  When you share your story out loud, it doesn’t feel so heavy.
    • What symptoms are present now?  Depression?  Sexual dysfunction or addiction?  Anorexia or eating disorders?
    • Have you become cold or numb to the emotional pain?
    • Do you sometimes feel “dead” inside?
    • If the abuse was by a parent, have you processed the role of the “non-offending” parent who betrayed you by not intervening?
    • How has the past abuse affected your current relationships: marriage, parenting, etc.?