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#339822 - 09/08/10 12:56 AM Was I an adult or a child
jls Offline


Registered: 03/06/09
Posts: 1142
when the assaults occurred? This issue keeps coming up for me since I was 16 when the abuse happened so I'm never quite sure where I fit or what to call it. On one hand, the standard legal definition of a child is anyone under the age of 18, yet on the other its very hard for me to consider myself one at that age, compared to the stories of men who experienced sa when they were little kids. People's thoughts on this are appreciated. Like I said I just want to know where I fit. JS

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#339855 - 09/08/10 12:44 PM Re: Was I an adult or a child [Re: jls]
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Registered: 06/16/10
Posts: 486
Loc: NJ
The way I see it, you were in adolescence... a unique time between childhood and adulthood.

If you want to tell your story here, we will listen.

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“If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.”

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#339885 - 09/09/10 01:32 AM Re: Was I an adult or a child [Re: CruxFidelis]
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Registered: 03/06/09
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Hey there. Thank you for your response. From my time with MS my story is already well known among many so no need to repeat it here but like I said thanks. I am happy that this forum exists for ASA survivors. Given how many males suffer in silence as a result of sexual assault/abuse in adulthood it is sorely needed so I applaud it. JS

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#339892 - 09/09/10 07:20 AM Re: Was I an adult or a child [Re: jls]
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Registered: 02/17/10
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Loc: WA USA
Welcome to the ASA forum JS I hope you feel comfortable sharing your struggles and successes with all of us. EB

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