8. What happened to me wasn't sexual abuse because I was an adult. So why do I often feel like I was raped?

Because, in a sense, you were. Adults can also be victims--they always are when a professional crosses sexual boundaries in any way. For support and more help in understanding this, contact FaithTrust Institute or AdvocateWeb.org in addition to exploring this site thoroughly.

Dee Ann Miller is the author of Enlarging Boston's Spotlight: A Call for Courage, Integrity, and Institutional Transformation (2017) How Little We Knew: Collusion and Confusion with Sexual Misconduct (1993) and The Truth about Malarkey (2000)