Sexual assault has a way of stripping a man or boy of his dignity and self-esteem. Then it reprograms his own self-image.

We find it hard to recapture self-confidence and self-worth. Not impossible, but challenging.
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"A burned bridge can be a gift; it prevents us from returning to a place we should have never been."
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