There are many ways in which you can be affected by sexual abuse, rape or assault.
Some of these can be short term, but there are many which can be much longer term. Everyone reacts differently to trauma, it is recognised that abuse, rape and sexual assault can have profound effect.
You may have found that you are or were able to cope with what happened, you may have put it to the back of your mind, pretend it didn’t happen. Sometimes though it is not until 1 year, 5, or 10 years even 30 years later that it begins to bother you. This is quite normal, a life event..birth, death, news reports etc., may have triggered things for you.