Part of me, unconsciously, believed people who had been raped were irrecoverably broken, and she wasn’t.I had an ex boyfriend who said he thought rapists should be subjected to capital punishment, which I suppose is a more extreme articulation of that unconscious belief. People aren’t destroyed through being raped though.
A healthy relationship is therefore not about having no difficulties; it is about having the skills, time and energy to work things out and grow together.
If your loved one or partner was sexually abused or sexually assaulted, this page details some of the relationship challenges you may be facing, and some ways of responding.
Before discussing some of the ways sexual abuse can impact men and their relationships, it is important to acknowledge that couple relationships require time, effort and commitment – from both parties – to be successful.
He was the only other person she knew from her hometown, a friend from high school who had become one of her closest confidantes when they both enrolled at a large, out-of-state university.
Late one night, the two of them were hanging out when Lucy suggested Robbie sleep on her couch, as he had done on countless evenings they spent talking until it got too late to walk home.