However, many abuse victims have never received the help they need.
It is very difficult for an abuse victim to get help because it is so painful to revisit the past.
In essence the abuse victim who has not received help, will often become abusive to their loved ones.
In my experience this is in the form of emotional abuse, withholding affection, "going off for no apparent reason" or all the psycho behavior described in the article about psycho woman on this site.
She has had just two serious romantic relationships in her life.
She admits she is more comfortable with casual flings, partly because the closer she gets to a man emotionally, the less she wants to have sex with him.
May 15, 2000 -- Elizabeth Haney was sexually assaulted at school by a group of male classmates when she was 12.
Although outwardly viewing the relationship as a fling, her reaction to the phone call suggested otherwise.Chances are a good number of these women are forced not only to suffer in silence, but also to bear the social stigma of being a “prude” or a woman with “issues.” The misunderstanding and insensitivity these women face only serves to alienate them further. Women who have been abused can heal, move on, and form healthy, happy sexual relationships.A large factor in this is the man involved in the relationship. While you may never be able to understand the violation your partner experienced, do what you can to learn.If you’re involved with a woman who has suffered sexual abuse, you can go a long way toward giving her the support she needs to heal. Resources on sexual abuse abound online, in magazines, and in the library.Make an effort to understand what your partner is going through. Don’t push her to talk about the experience, but make sure she knows you’re ready to listen if she does want to discuss it with you. Unwanted touching or sexual pressure will only reinforce her sense of distrust.