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13 Apr 2006

ATTEMPTED RAPE
I was nearly raped by somebody I know and trusted. I never opened a rape case and neither did I go for trauma therapy. The problem now is I keep on getting nightmares about the incidence. What should I do and how to stop the nightmares?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Talk with a lawyer about the practicality of opening a rape case at this stage, and DO see a counsellor with experience in helping rape victims, asap. Nightmares are quite a common efect of such trauma. Usually they fade, but the wole bundle of symptoms will be far better handled with the help of an experienced counsellor
Sadly, I tghink Bettie is right --- the Zuma case, whatever the eventual legal outcome has set back the cause of rape victims by 100 years, and the extent to which the accuser has been attacked in the court would, in other countries, lead to widespread public outcry
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