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01-08-2010, 08:58 AM
I'm finding that I am still (though this will take a while) being triggered by things I could never control. I wish/desire to "not be affected" but that may never be an issue. I also can't expect others to respect or understand the numerous triggers. One of them is sex (I am a sexual abuse survivor). That is a part of life however and is not a trigger for many. It is for me and I remain silent, in my opinion, as its not fair for others. I have to accept that for many: sex is safe and a way to be intimate. I am finding I can not even kiss someone without dissociating and do not even enjoy hugging them for longer than a second, no matter their gender.

Any advice?