Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The DO NOT'S of a confidant.
I have heard all reactions before and so have many other survivors (unfortunately).
People have said they believe me and still others have said they don't believe a word of it.
If you find yourself face to face with an assault victim giving their story, PLEASE be careful how you react or respond. Be ONLY supportive. You don't have to have the answers or even understand it. Sexual assault is complicated to say the least. Don't be afraid if you yourself need to get help after learning of such a horrific nightmare.
For a guide on what NOT to do please read this post by Anahvia Mewborn,