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Why do I keep being triggered?

Although each person and situation is unique, many victim/survivors of sexual assault may experience a range of common reactions including intrusive thoughts or memories of the event/s. Often, survivors are reminded by something that triggers them. This may include significant life changing events like the birth of a child or your child turning the same age you were when the abuse began, a newly formed intimate relationship, the death of the offender or media coverage of the issue.