Managed to cope
Raped in childhood, without any doubt, are psychologically traumatized. When studying two groups of women who managed to cope with the injury caused by incest (the study was performed by Judith Hermann, MD, Diana Russell, Ph.D., and Karen Troki, Ph.D.), the majority of respondents said that what happened was very hard for them, but about half of the women said that at the moment they feel recovered from their experiences.
Indeed, some women manage to go through the test, they find in themselves new forces. “Many of those who managed to cope with trauma achieve great success in life and then everything goes well with them, says Dr. Revere. They feel a sense of shame, and one of the ways to get rid of him is to be able to achieve something. ”
The cure often goes slowly. Even if they have a very attentive and sympathetic doctor, many women can benefit from visiting self-help groups like “Anonymous incest victims who managed to survive”, or “Alcoholics Anonymous” that Jesse visited. “I go to these groups, because this is one of the ways to not remain in isolation,” she says. I was greatly helped by the fact that I recognized there men who were also victims of rape. I saw that they were in the same kind of pain and as vulnerable as I am. Among people like me, I realize that, despite what happened, I was able to return to life. ”