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It is just as important for partners to talk through their emotional states as it is for victims, she says.
According to University of New Hampshire sociologist David Finkelhor, Ph D, an estimated 20% of women and up to 5% of men in the United States were abused sexually as children.Marcus said the memories made it difficult for the patient to continue having sex with her husband, and although she underwent therapy, the marriage ultimately ended in divorce.Those abused as children also may have difficulty trusting people, including relationship partners.Haney (not her real name), is currently in therapy to help overcome what she calls her "separation" of love and sex.
But three months into her current relationship, Haney continues to keep her 29-year-old boyfriend at arm's length, emotionally speaking. "But I don't want to get too close." The arrangement, however, has started to cause friction.In physical and verbal interactions, experts suggest following the lead of the partner who was abused.But Herman cautions partners against thinking that their support alone can vanquish their mates' demons.Not everyone who was abused as a child reacts as Haney does, preferring casual sex.