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By Ursula Anderson, eHow Member
More and more adults are finding, not only that they were sexually abused as children, but that they still suffer from the aftereffects of such abuse. Sometimes children repress memories of abuse and do not remember them until adulthood; some adults remember clearly what happened to them, have tried to put it behind them and couldn't, or remembered and felt hopelessly overwhelmed and didn't know how to begin healing, and still others remembered the abuse but chose to discount the profound effect it has had on their lives, only to find that their happiness and success are blocked by the aftereffects of abuse. These are only a few of the reasons why adults may be seeking healing from events that occurred in childhood, many years after the fact. Here are a few pointers for beginning the process of healing.
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