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The Myth of Resiliency After an Assault

In the aftermath of trauma, does resilience mean walking away or never letting go?

Illustration: erhui1979/Getty Images

II got assaulted on Monday, September 17th, 2012 because the photocopier was broken. I mean, that isn’t the reason for my assault, but it was what set the chain of events in motion. The antecedent, to use a big, multisyllabic word.

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