Dating child abusers

Survivors like me are not rare, especially considering the statistics.

“There is no wrong or right way for them to do that.…That experience of sharing their story is up to the survivor and not up to us.” As a partner, be prepared to hear these stories with empathy, understanding, respect, and confidentiality.That isn’t something I’m comfortable with.’ Whether it’s giving or receiving, understand that that isn’t about you,” says Stocker.“That’s not personal.” When a survivor can practice articulating their specific needs within a safe relationship where they are heard and honored, not only does this facilitate the survivor’s recovery, it also builds trust and intimacy.This can manifest in a number of ways, from fear of physical intimacy and trust issues, to flashbacks and body memories, to a highly tuned fight-or-flight response.