My name is Shawn, I was assigned to you as moderator for this forum. I am a survivor of sexual abuse and I want everyone to know that surviving sexual abuse and related issues caused by the abuse takes time. Everyone is different and we all have our own time required in order to heal from the devastating effects of the abuse. It may have happened yesterday, today or as in my case many years ago. Please be respectfull of others in this forum as we deal with many sensitive issues and feelings. I am here to help NOT to rule this forum. Please feel free to contact me and I will do what I can to help. None of us here are perfect nor do any of us know the answer to every question so please bear with me as we all do our best to achieve true inner healing.