Dating someone abused child
Just be there if and when they want to talk about it.
Listen, hold a hand, give a hug, offer your support.
She decided to see a psychiatrist about her phobias, the issue of the molestation came up, and she confided it to me a day or two later. (She was in her late 40s at the time.) The "signs" are the same ones shown for other problems. If they refuse to acknowledge it happened, you don't talk about it. ) My late wife was writing a book about survivors of childhood sexual abuse, with a little help and urging from me.
My late wife told me much later, after we were living together.
I suggest you get her to go to counseling, and then, be honest, both with yourself and her and do not prolong a relationship if you don't think you can handle it. And above all, don't ever play with the hearts of others as if it were a game....b/c you can destroy a person for life, by being thoughtless and selfish.
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You read books about the subject and learn how victims still suffer from abuse decades later, and you are as understanding as possible.
You can't cure it; you can't make it go away, and if you pressure the victim to talk about it, you're not doing him/her any favors.
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