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They should not be seen as evidence of a damaged person.
It can be useful to talk and understand how this behaviour developed, the reason behind it and how it has become a habit.
At Living Well, we recognize that there is not a lot of information and support out there for partners of men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, particularly in relation to the impact on couple relationships.
Whilst relationships can be a place where difficulties with trust, intimacy and sex can appear, they also provide an opportunity for issues to be worked through and resolved.
Many of the ways you have used to get through difficult times together will continue to be helpful in overcoming problems related to sexual abuse or sexual assault.
One of the best things you can do is to keep respectful communication flowing.
Whether you or your partner was sexually abused or not, this will always be the case.
There is no prescribed way that an experience of sexual abuse will impact on a man or on his relationships. A man will often try to find his own way to deal with the experience of sexual abuse, and will work hard to limit its impact on his life and relationships.
It is good to regularly check in with a partner to see how they are travelling.
Try to keep each other up to date as to how the relationship is going for each of you, but without increasing pressure to have stuff resolved right now.