Sexual abuse has been acknowledged
now for some years. The victims of abuse have
been supported by society and have begun to deal with
the pain and emotion that has been bottled up inside
since their rocky childhood.
In the midst of this healing there has been one group
that has been overlooked - the partners and loved ones
of the survivors.
For the purpose of this section partners are those who
are in intimate relationships with survivors i.e.
lovers, husbands, wives, boyfriends, and
If you fall into one of these categories then the
chances are you are dealing with the effects of
abuse. Survivors often have difficulties with
trust, sexual intimacy, commitment and much, much
more. You as there partner will also be directly
effected by these problems and issues.
This section is intended to provide you with help and
information about ways in which you can help your
partner but also help yourself. There are
numerous books on the subject which you can read but I
strongly recommend that you talk to a counsellor
and/or join a support group as well.
If you, as a partner, are just
starting to find out about child abuse and are looking
for basic information then we thoroughly recommend
that you explore the whole website and then come back
to this section armed with the knowledge that you have
If you have been helping your partner for some time
now and just want to find support, information and
clarification then you're at the right place.