…tions might not hit until a few days, weeks, or even months afterwards. Know that you aren’t alone. Try to set up a support system that you can rely on free of judgement: a friend, family member, therapist, or even a text or hotline.
…frustrating. But rushing to resume “normal” habits or behavior could lead to more emotional damage. The process may seem like it’s “one step forward, two steps back” rather than a straight line — and that’s okay too.
…e same time, recognize that your partner has their own personal history going into this experience. Something that may be okay for you might be upsetting for them, so try to be mindful of their boundaries too rather than focusing solely on your own.