That is a good question. My last therapist insisted i look more at my life before the assault. We especially spent time on my family structure. And my role in the family. That was about as much fun as chewing armadillo toe nails.
I had tried to get into better shape and became obsessed. I had an older more athletic and handsome brother. I later saw that I was always in his shadow. For other reasons as well since his activities drew most of the attention of my parents. He was a bully and violent to boot.
I am still trying to sort all that out but had to quit going to therapy due to finances. I honestly thought all my issues stemmed from my assault. It was hard to sit there with my T and go through it and finally admit i was wrong. I still am unsure what to do with it.
Thanks for asking a good question.
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