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Is relationship avoidance normal after military sexual trauma?

Yes, withdrawing socially is just one of the consequences of military sexual trauma. You may or may not notice yourself pulling away from friends and relatives or even allowing these relationship to become strained. According to research from the Centers for Disease Control, some victims who don’t seek help become susceptible to destructive behaviors such as engaging in high-risk sexual behavior (multiple sex partners and unprotected sex) or abusing alcohol and drugs.

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