I don't think you know anyone that has been raped.
Edit: I don't mean that to sound rude, but it is almost like murder, the person that was there before the rape is gone and never comes back. I don't think I know anyone who went through anything like this guy did, and I just can't imagine what it does to them, but I doubt they could ever enjoy a normal life.
Meh, I agree with SunnyD here... I never had any traumatic childhood experiences, but living in the past is stupid regardless of what happened, unless it had serious consequences on your life (say, you had an accident and lost an arm, something like that)
In this case it really is just trauma, since he says he can live normally... How come he couldnt move on? But then again he said it himself:
"I know many people have it worse than I do, and maybe I'm just not a strong person, but I really did try to deal with this."
Thats what it boils down to, he wasnt strong enough to overcome it, and this is the result