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Is there a difference between abuse and trauma?

Tue, Jun 27th 2006

Is there a difference between abuse and trauma? If so, what is it? Is it abuse if you can't feel being hit. I used to know I was about to be hit but then it was as if someone turned the light out and I didn't remember anything. I'm struggling with "If you can't feel it, it didn't happen right"?

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