How sexual abuse affects survivors in intimate relationships-YouTube Video-Part 1

Sexual abuse of any kind, whether that is long term childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, has a profound effect on whoever experiences it.


Since starting my first blog nearly 2 years ago, I have come across so many sexual abuse survivors, who have brought me to tears with their resilience and courageousness. I have met both men and women who have been through hell and back and have suffered far worse experiences than I ever did. This video was created with them in mind and for one of them in particular who asked me to do a video on this important topic.

I have learnt so much more about myself through doing research on this heartbreaking topic. I have also learnt how insidious sexual abuse can be and how many layers of trauma a survivor has to work through before reaching a more comfortable state of being.This video will be PART 1 of a 2 video series.It is such a sensitive topic and I want to make sure I cover as much as possible for those who may be affected by a past experience and may not even realise it yet. I am currently working through a list of questions that survivors can ask themselves, so they can have a better idea of where their difficulties lie in relation to sexual intimacy. At the end of this first video I have included some of these questions. How many of these did you answer ‘Yes’ to? I really hope that your answer is ‘None’.

Love Athina ♥

© All blog posts and images are owned by me and Courage Coaching. Please don’t use without consent and only re-blog if you would like to use the information on here.

Author: Courage Coaching

I provide empowerment, empathy & support. I specialise in dealing with dysfunctional relationships, particularly narcissistic abuse & encouraging self-compassion.

10 thoughts on “How sexual abuse affects survivors in intimate relationships-YouTube Video-Part 1”

  1. Thank you SO much Athina! I was crying through most of it, and answered “yes” to so many of those questions. So I Have a lot of work to do with regards to this in therapy this year. Thank you again for doing this video. ❤ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I answred yes to a lot of those questions. Ever since I remembered all of my abuse a couple of years ago, the thought of sex scares me to death.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. I hope so. At this point in my life I feel like that is never going to happen though. I just keep getting older and things aren’t getting any better 😦


      2. Hello…I will be 36 this year. I never thought at this age I would be alone…with no kids and not seeing a future worth having. 😦


      3. I am also 36 this year so I know how you feel. It is tough when everyone around you has reached certain milestones and you are still lagging behind. There is always hope though..and under the circumstances that you lived through, it is amazing you are fighting through it all.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: