Sexual assault is not simply an event that happened to you, ended, and now is over. It can have an impact on every aspect of your life—you faith, your daily attitudes and emotions, your self-image, your relationships, and your sexuality. These are not just past issues but remain very real and current. Regardless of how long ago the assault took place, the traces of an assault can reach into the present life of victim and trigger ongoing problems. Holcomb, Rid of My Disgrace, p. 37.