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  •  I also wonder if there are other indications (0+ / 0-)

    that people let drop that lets others know, at least subconsciously, that it's okay to talk about it. I've never had anyone tell me off-line about being a victim of incest. However, I have had people talk to me about sexual assaults. It's not exactly a sixth sense so much as picking up on a subtle statement here or there. It's been more obvious online where almost everything is based on words. So, I think that maybe I don't say things that indicate that I'd understand, so other women don't reveal that to me.

    The reason I'm aware that incest is more common than most people seem to think is because of things I've read. Also, my mother was a school social worker and it was a case of incest that made her quit. She would wake up with terrible nightmares because she couldn't help people.

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