Does the pain of rape or sexual abuse ever go away? Lately I have been triggered so easily. I saw something in a show about a man beating up a woman and it immediately gave me flashbacks to when that happened to me.. now I've been reliving that anguish and I am trying to stop but I can't. I've gone to counseling for this and am even able to open to friends, family, and my boyfriend about the abuse (after almost 10 years of silence) but for some reason such things can trigger me and cause me so much pain. I wish I had one of those lasers from Men in Black so I could forget this ever happened. Just hurting right now with these extremely painful childhood and adolescent memories. I know I can be a "normal" person despite these things happening to me but sometimes I feel like I'm destined to be fucked up forever. Just in a tremendous amount of pain right now and sorry and disgusted that such atrocities even exist in this world.