My wife is a victim of repetitive sex abuse (molestation) in childhood at the age of 8-10yrs. After knowing her ordeals, have given even kind of mental support. But she tends to relive those moments and gets into a shell and finally breaks down into tears. What should be the Dos & Don'ts?
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it takes 2-3years if regular weekly visits of counseling or psychotherapy for her to recover completely and lead a near normal life. Normally, many people drop initially or even midway. very rarely to people complete the therapy. hence many people continue to suffer including their family members
Sexual abuse is one of the unfortunate ordeals many children face I our country. It can lead to a lot of long term psychological problems which persists through adulthood. However with a supportive, sensitive relationship the victims will heal.
Being supportive and understanding as in any trauma is adequate.
She can see a therapist for some trauma focused work if she is finding it very difficult to deal with it on a day to day basis.
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