Deconstructing Love in the Context of Sexual Abuse— Sue Mann

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Deconstructing Love in the Context of Sexual Abuse— Sue Mann

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This reflection explores the complex realm of the experiences of women who were subjected to sexual abuse as children. Many of the circumstances of childhood sexual abuse can contribute to considerable confusion about understandings and experiences of love, as abuse often occurs in contexts which are described as loving. In some circumstances the person who has abused has, on occasions, also been loving to the child. This short piece offers some reflections on options for therapists in responding to women in these circumstances.

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