Ausgang

Supporting men's disclosureWenn Sie der Lektüre dieses Informationen sheet werden, ist es wahrscheinlich, dass sind interessierte in das Lernen mehr über, wie Sie können einen Mann Sie wissen, wer erfahrenen sexuellen Missbrauch von Kindern verfügt über helfen,. Oder alternativ, ein Mann, den Sie kennen vielleicht dieses Blatt, um die Sie gegeben haben, weil er glaubt, dass man jemanden, der ihn Unterstützung bieten können, sind. Sagen, jemand, den Sie sexuellen Missbrauch von Kindern oder sexuelle Übergriffe erlebt haben, ist nicht einfach. Wie Offenlegung von sexuellen Missbrauch von Kindern oder der sexuellen assault tritt auf, und wie es wird, um reagierte wesentlich beeinflussen können eines Mannes Zukunft Wohlbefinden. Leider, Forschung zeigt, dass über 70% von Männern, die Kindheit sexuellen Missbrauch erfahren haben, haben es niemandem erzählt. Unten aufgelistet sind Informationen, auf das, was Männer Offenlegung von sexuellem Missbrauch oder sexueller Belästigung beeinflussen, zusammen mit einigen Anregungen, wie Sie vielleicht in der Lage, ihn gleichzeitig weiterhin selbst kümmern zu helfen.

Barrieren zur Offenlegung

Jungen und Männer, wie Mädchen und Frauen, häufig nicht in der Kindheit sexuellen Missbrauch oder sexuelle Gewalt sprechen. Aber Männer die Fähigkeit, über sexuelle Gewalt zu sprechen, ist noch weiter von Fragen im Zusammenhang mit Stereotypen von Männlichkeit im Zusammenhang beeinflusst, Homophobie und Verwirrung in Bezug auf Sexualität, Bedenken, dass ein Mann ein Täter des Missbrauchs geworden, und ein Mangel an Unterstützung für Menschen sichtbaren. Please take the time to check out the detailed list of barriers that men face on our page Männer und Offenlegung: Die Entscheidung, zu sagen,.

Dinge, die Offenlegung zu fördern kann

So wie Männer und Jungen aus spricht von Missbrauch entmutigen, so bestimmten Ereignissen führen können Männer von ihren Erfahrungen sprechen. Offenlegung von sexuellem Missbrauch durch aufgefordert werden:

  • Seeing ein Film über Missbrauch oder hören eine öffentliche Diskussion über sexuellen Missbrauch (beispielsweise, ein Kinder-Helpline Werbung, Filme wie "Mysterious Skin").
  • Offenlegung von einem Freund, Partner, Familie oder Männer Gruppenmitglied.
  • Sehen Sie die Person, die den sexuellen Missbrauch begangen, Anhörung über oder besuchen den Ort, wo der Missbrauch stattgefunden.
  • Werden ein Elternteil, oder die Nähe zu einem Kind, das das Alter der Mann war, wenn der Missbrauch verübt wurde verwandelt.
  • Wenn eine Beziehung bricht oder wenn ein Partner besteht darauf, dass nach einer Beziehung, um zu überleben, müssen Sie einen Berater finden.
  • Wann gibt es öffentliche Anfragen zu Missbrauch oder Körperverletzung (e.g. Die Royal Commission, Forde Anfrage).
  • Wenn die Polizei kontaktieren Sie suchen weitere Beweise für eine Strafverfolgung.
  • Wiedererleben der Angriff durch Rückblenden, Alpträume, etc.
  • Gesundheitliche Probleme oder eine körperliche Check-up (e.g. Vorschlag einer Prostata-Untersuchung).
  • Wenn ein Partner bietet Unterstützung und Verständnis.
  • Wenn ein Mensch fühlt, muss er damit umgehen oder sterben!

Wie Sie helfen können

Sie müssen nicht ein Experte sein, oder wissen, die richtigen Dinge zu sagen in der Lage, einen Menschen, die sexuelle Gewalt erlebt hat, zu helfen. Die Tatsache, dass der Mann das Problem mit Sie angesprochen zeigt an, dass er glaubt, dass man jemanden, der helfen kann sind.

Als unterstützende Person kann man eine bedeutende Rolle bei der ein Mann, der sexuelle Gewalt erlebt hat, spielen. Es gibt keine feste Methode, um jemanden zu unterstützen. Jede Person wird anders reagieren, was passiert ist und verschiedene Arten von Hilfe zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten zu suchen.

Praktische Hilfe

Es ist nicht nur emotionale Unterstützung, dass ein Mann kann verlangen,. Einige einfache praktische Ideen, die nützlich sein können, zu bieten gehören Unternehmen, Transport, um Termine, Kinderbetreuung, Lebensmitteleinkauf oder das Kochen einer Mahlzeit. Es ist wichtig, dass Sie mit dem Mann zu sprechen und Check-in mit ihm über das, was er möchte,. Durch die zur Verfügung, Geduld und Verständnis, Sie kann einen Mann zu unterstützen, um die Auswirkungen von sexueller Gewalt über sein Leben zu reduzieren.

Hören

Photo of people talking Hören Sie genau zu, was er sagt. Lassen Sie ihn in seinem Tempo sprechen, und zeigen Sie so viele Informationen, wie er ist bequem mit. Versuchen Sie nicht, ihn zu unterbrechen oder viele Fragen stellen. Auf die Frage, eine Menge Fragen fühlen kann wie verhört. Sorgen Sie sich nicht, wenn er aufhört zu sprechen für eine Weile – Stille sind in Ordnung. Sie müssen nicht in Eile, um die Lücken zu füllen. Sie müssen nicht alle Details wissen, versuchen Sie nicht, für weitere Informationen über die tatsächlichen Ereignisse zu fragen, als sich freiwillig.

Glauben Sie ihm

Es ist wichtig, dass Sie ihn wissen lassen, dass Sie ihm glauben. Menschen nur selten Geschichten über sexuellen Missbrauch. Es ist auch wichtig, um über das, was Sie sagen, denken. Sie werden beeinflusst worden sein, wie wir alle, durch die vielen wenig hilfreich Mythen in unserer Gesellschaft über sexuellen Missbrauch, daher ist es nicht hilfreich sein könnte, sofort sagen, was sofort in den Kopf kommt. Versuchen Sie zu vermeiden Verstärkungs keine Mythen nicht hilfreich. (Sehen Sie die Seite auf Nicht hilfreich Überzeugungen).

Stay calm

Versuchen Sie, Ihre eigenen Gefühle enthalten. Gefühle von Schock Horror nicht zulassen, Zorn, Empörung oder Ekel, um Sie von Unterstützung anbietet stoppen. Ein Mann konnte Ausdruck dieser Gefühle als eine Absage an ihn oder Unterstützung für einen Glauben, dass sexueller Missbrauch ist eine Schande, / schrecklich / ekelhaft Thema, dass er nicht zu erwähnen, werden falsch interpretiert.

Wenn Sie das Gefühl überwältigt werden, so sagen und sich Zeit nehmen, um zu atmen und sammeln Sie Ihre Gedanken. Sagen Sie ihm, dass Sie verstehen, dass das, was er spricht, ist verletzend und schmerzhaft, sondern dass Sie bereit sind, Zeit mit ihm zu verbringen sind. Seien Sie sich bewusst, dass, wenn die Person, die den Missbrauch begangen ist ein Familienmitglied oder jemand in der Nähe, der Mann kann widersprüchliche Gefühle ihnen gegenüber haben, und es kann nicht sinnvoll sein, wenn Sie vernichtende Dinge über sie sagen. Es kann sinnvoll sein, auf das, was er durchgemacht hat zu erklären, dass Ihre Ausdrücke von Emotionen beziehen und dass Sie nicht aufgeregt mit ihm sind.

Beruhigung, Konsistenz und Zuverlässigkeit

Sagen, der Mensch, dass du froh, dass er mit Ihnen gesprochen hat, sind. Wenn er euch sagt, von Gefühl für einen Teil von dem, was passiert ist verantwortlich, die Zeit nehmen, zuhören und versuchen zu verstehen, wie er denken. Erkennen Sie, dass dies etwas, das er vielleicht durch mit einem Berater in die Zukunft sprechen, nicht Rabatt, was er euch sagt,. Sagen Sie ihm, dass Sie schätzen, dass das Sprechen über seine Gefühle und Anliegen ist schwierig, jedoch, dass Sie zufrieden sind, dass er dir vertraut genug, um mit Ihnen zu sprechen.

Einfach nur da eine konsistente Unterstützung ist wichtig, gegeben, dass es Höhen und Tiefen, gute Zeiten und schwierige Zeiten, sogar in einem einzigen Tag. Wenn die Dinge nicht sofort verbessern, nicht davon ausgehen, dass er geisteskrank. Merken, manchmal Dinge erscheinen verschlechtern, bevor sie besser werden. Konsistent und zuverlässig kann einen positiven Einfluss an und für sich haben.

Vertraulichkeit bieten mit Grenzen

Es ist wichtig, dass die Informationen, die Ihnen offenbart wird mit Respekt behandelt und vertraulich behandelt. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie mit ihm über das, was seine Erwartungen sind vor der Freigabe, was er hat dich mit jemand anderem gesagt, konsultieren. Wird er wahrscheinlich nicht, dass du niemandem etwas anderes ohne seine ausdrückliche Erlaubnis sagen.

Im Gespräch über seine Erwartungen in Bezug auf Vertraulichkeit, ist es wichtig zu prüfen, ob jemand in jedem gegenwärtigen Gefahr und zu diskutieren, wie man braucht, um in Vertrauen mit einem Berater oder einem vertrauenswürdigen Freund für die eigene Wohlbefinden sprechen. Wenn Sie ein Anliegen, dass ein Kind oder Jugendlicher ist derzeit in einer gewalttätigen oder potenziell missbräuchliche Situation haben, dann muss das Wohlbefinden der Jugendlichen ein vorrangiges Anliegen sein. Möglicherweise müssen Sie prüfen, mit jemandem, der über Kinderschutz kennt weiter reden. Versuchen Sie nicht, Versprechungen, die Sie nicht halten können.

Erhalten Unterstützung für sich selbst

Unterstützung jemanden, der sexuellen Missbrauch von Kindern oder sexuelle Übergriffe erlebt hat, wird zusätzliche Anforderungen an Sie stellen. Es ist daher wichtig, dass Sie sich selbst kümmern. Beiseite Zeit zum Entspannen und sicherzustellen, dass Sie in Aktivitäten, die Ihre Batterien wieder aufladen zu engagieren. Als jemand bietet Unterstützung können Sie auch aus Gesprächen mit einem Berater, der Ihnen helfen kann, Gefühle zu verarbeiten und entdecken Sie Ihre Möglichkeiten profitieren. Denken Sie an die stärker und besser unterstützt Sie mehr in der Lage sind Sie in der Hilfe zu bieten sind jemand.

Informationen für intime Partner

Wenn Sie eine intime Partner von einem Mann, der sexuelle Gewalt erlitten hat, sind, beachten Sie, dass Handlungen in der Gegenwart kann unangenehm Erinnerungen zurück zu holen und lösen starke Emotionen. Sometimes he will not want to be sexual, or even close and physically affectionate. At other times becoming physically close and sexually intimate may be welcomed. Wenn Sie sich nicht sicher sind, was er will, fragen, bevor Sie handeln, und erkennen, dass das, was er will, kann ganz schnell ändern. Auch, it is important to ensure that your choices are also respected, and to remember that there is no excuse for abusive behaviour. Die Realität ist, dass Beziehungen funktionieren am besten, wenn beide Parteien fühlen sich unterstützt, in der Lage, Möglichkeiten zu besprechen und haben ihre bevorzugten Wege, Dinge zu tun, respektiert.

Check our our page When your partner discloses sexual abuse for more information on this topic.

 

19 Kommentare

  1. Comment by Snave

    Snave Antworten April 10, 2016 bei 1:50 pm

    Bitte helfen. My husband early on in our marriage about a year and a half ago told me he was sexually abused by his priest when he was younger.

    This is our second marriage. Both of us have been married before and we are always having conflict. He becomes violent whenever I try to get emotionally connected with him. He always says he wants divorce. He behaves in strange ways, like kissing me on the cheek instead of the lips because he confuses me with his ex wife who was sick and he didn’t want to kiss me on the lips and get sick thinking I was sick. He acts psychopathic and seems to protect his ex wife more than our relationship.

    The latest tragedy was he got upset with me for texting him and his ex wife, telling both of them to stop communicating so much, as they had made plans for their boys to go with her Easter morning, when I had been trying to make plans for all of us (our family of 7, my husband and I and our 5 Kinder) to go to church Easter morning and he kept ignoring me.

    I don’t understand his strange behavior and he becomes abusive with me. He got so angry with me the night before Easter that he struck me and caused a laceration on my face. I called the police and now for the umpteenth time he wants divorce. He cannot have a disagreement with me without saying he hates me, wants me out of the house, or wants a divorce.

    I don’t know how to help or what to do. I feel as if I need to divorce him, but it is hard as I think his problem is his being sexually abused by his priest. He refuses to get help. I don’t know what else I can possibly do other than to divorce him at this point.

    Bitte helfen. I love him and feel sorry for him. Ich weiß nicht, was zu tun ist. I beg for divine intervention. A miracle. Something!!!! Gefallen…….

    • Comment by Jess [Living Well Staff]

      Jess [Living Well Staff] Antworten April 15, 2016 bei 10:29 am

      Hi Snave,

      Thanks for reaching out for some support, and for sharing your story. I know that its’t easy and I really want to commend you for that.

      Es klingt wie eine wirklich schwierige Situation. I am hearing that you are concerned about your husband’s past experience of sexual abuse, his current behaviour and how this affecting your relationship in an ongoing way.

      You said that this is a second marriage for both of you and that you have a blended family. It will be useful for you to make sure you are both supported in thinking through what your options and priorities are, and deciding where to from here. Es ist hilfreich, wenn Sie klar, welche Art von Beziehung, die Sie wollen, sind, welche Erwartungen gibt es in Bezug auf, wie Partner verhalten sich in dieser Beziehung, und wie Sie Liebe zu zeigen, Sorgfalt und Respekt für einander. Dies bedeutet, Ausarbeitung und klar ist, was ist und was nicht akzeptables Verhalten. Providing a clear message about what your expectations and limits are is important for both of you.

      Alle Beziehungen können Schwierigkeiten, die stattfinden stellen einige Arbeit aus, ob eine Person sexuell missbraucht worden ist oder nicht. Was wichtig ist, ist, dass jeder Partner übernimmt die Verantwortung für sich selbst und es gibt ein gemeinsames Verständnis und Engagement für diese eine unterstützende, Pflege, respektvolle Beziehung, die für beide von Ihnen arbeitet.

      Snave I’m hearing that you have so much care and concern for your husband, however I need to be clear that his violent behaviour is not okay. Was Sie oben beschrieben ist Gewalt in der Partnerschaft, oder häusliche Gewalt. A history of sexual abuse does not ’causeviolent behaviourthat is his choice.

      You mentioned that you texted both your husband and his ex-wife to tell them not to communicate with each other so much. I’m guessing this was a ‘last resorttactic to get his attention, as you said he had been ignoring your attempts to communicate with him about this. I’m wondering if you have tried to talk to him calmly and openly about your feelings around thisoften when we become vulnerable about how someone’s actions make us feel deep down this can get more results than making demands about specific behaviours we want to stop.

      I would like to invite you to check out our page Informationen für Partner: Relationship Herausforderungen which has some strategies that might be helpful (in the comments section as well as the main content).

      It looks like you are in the USA so we can’t provide you with counselling directly, however I wonder if the two of you would be open to getting some support, assistance and advice together with a professional counsellor? It can be very helpful to talk these thoughts and feelings through with someone who can help.

      Schließlich, please prioritise your own self care through this. I know you want to support him, and I’m thinking that right an important way to do that is to ensure you have the resilience and strength to do so. That means doing things that improve your own well-being.

      Our partners in the USA have some more info relevant to you both on http://www.1in6.org.

      Viel Glück, Snave.

  2. Comment by Donna

    Donna Antworten April 20, 2016 bei 9:34 pm

    Dear Gary,
    I married Tim 4 Jahren, this is our second marriage for the both of us. Tim and I went to school 30 years ago togeather. Tim was sexually abused by a babysitter when he was 6.

    I found out about the porn before we were married. He told me he’s no longer looking but every time I leave he’s on the internet telling me he’s only checking emails. I found out on the computer he had a dating site that he said he forgot was still there.

    I don’t get it, he tells me he loves me, there’s only me, that he cares for no one else. Our intimacy is great, he is always holding my hand or hugging me, always holding my hand in public or telling me I’m so beautiful. He told me he is not looking.

    I asked him to cut off the internet for a while he said no that no one is going to tell him what to do. I told him I wasn’t, but to help us get through this. He said, let it go Donna it’s been 5 Jahr. I told him it wasn’t that easy.

    We are going to counselling now, he said I will do what ever it takes. Am I overreacting to this? Have I become obsessed with this? I have a Aeortic Anysurim and they think it has grown. I’m scared for me and I’m scared Tim is not being truthful.
    Thank you for responding,
    Donna

    • Comment by Jess [Living Well Staff]

      Jess [Living Well Staff] Antworten Mai 5, 2016 bei 1:11 pm

      Hi Donna,

      My name is Jess and I’m a counsellor for Living Well. First I want to thank you for sharing your story and reaching out for some support. I know how difficult that can be; it takes a lot of strength and courage.

      I got the clear message from your story that you and Tim care about each other so much, that this is demonstrated in many ways from each of you. I think that care and love is what is prompting this concern on your part, so no, I don’t think it’s an overreaction or an obsession. I think you simply want what’s best for Tim, for yourself and for your relationship. You want it to be healthy, geöffnet, honest and supportive.

      It seems that Tim does also, as he has been quite open with you about his experiences (die, involving sexual abuse, is never easy for a man, with the additional barriers and stereotypes they often face). I’m hearing though that he may be facing a continuing struggle with porn and internet chat sites. I first want to let you know that this is not unusual for men who have experienced sexual abuse. Experiencing unwanted sexual contact as a young person can have lasting impacts on a person’s experience of and feelings about sex and sexual intimacy. Porn and the internet can seem to be a “sicher” way to try to get through the extra layers of confusion and pain.

      I’m so pleased to hear you are attending counselling together. I think this can be a space for you to be clear about your hopes, needs and expectations for this relationship, and to be clear with him that while you want to be closer to him, his use of porn is something that is ultimately pushing you apart. It can be helpful to talk about sensitive topics like this in terms of your own feelings, and how his behaviour is impacting you, rather than allowing frustration to take over and making demands (even if they are well-meant), die, as I’ve gathered from your comment, has resulted in defensiveness from him in the past. Allow him to acknowledge that the choices he is making are hurting you, and that it is this hurt that is prompting the fear and the suspicion. Hopefully he will then be able to see clearly that you are nottelling him what to do” – you simply don’t want to lose him, and that he can make different choices about his behaviour.

      Donna please take care of yourself in this difficult time. Make your own Selbstversorgung a priority, to build within yourself the resilience that will help you cope.
      Viel Glück,
      Jess

  3. Comment by Maria

    Maria Antworten Juni 12, 2016 bei 10:24 am

    My brother was abused by his teacher in grade 9. Now he is 30 and he has now disclosed this when we asked him to get married. He feels he cannot have relationship with his wife. He doesn’t want to go to any psychiatrist. Please tell me how can I help him, as I want him to start his life and be happy!
    Concerned sister.

    • Comment by Jess [Living Well Staff]

      Jess [Living Well Staff] Antworten Juni 16, 2016 bei 1:39 pm

      Hi Maria,
      Thanks for reaching out for some assistance.

      I’m hearing that you care very much for your brother and want to help him, and I really want to commend you for researching ways you can do that! Ultimately the decision to seek support in processing his abuse, or to work towards developing a relationship, is up to him. It may be that he is not ready, and until he gets to that point on his own, the best way you can help him is to accept him, be there when he does feel ready to talk, and be patient with him. Keep in mind that there is no one way of working things out; it very much depends on the person.

      It seems you are already doing what you can to help himdoing some reading to learn what he is going through. Some more pages that might be helpful include this one on men and intimacy, which outlines some reasons why he may be struggling with the idea of getting married just yet. Perhaps also these words of advice from men on how loved ones can best support them. Schließlich, although it is aimed at partners, this this information on disclosure of sexual abuse may also be helpful for any loved ones, including a concerned sister.

      Best of luck Maria, and remember to take care of yourself too.

  4. Comment by Amber M

    Amber M Antworten Juni 21, 2016 bei 8:50 pm

    My husband just disclosed to me last night. The perpetrator was a female friend to us both. It occurred about 6 years ago while my spouse was blackout drunk. We must navigate a strange medical support system to get to a therapist as he’s active duty military as is the perpetrator. I myself am a veteran. There’s restricted reporting where the military records that an incident took place, but no information goes public nor are charges brought forth. I’m very familiar with CSA and wrote a book on it for grad school, however this (rape as a male adult) I have no idea how to handle correctly. I myself have been in therapy for bad anxiety (unrelated) and am in the process of tapering off of an anxiety medication with my psychiatrist’s guidance. I feel overwhelmed and alone as it is his private story. I feel the need to schedule an appointment for myself to talk all of these emotions out. I want to be a solid support system. I feel like I’m doing this wrong!

  5. Comment by Tiffany

    Tiffany Antworten Juni 22, 2016 bei 3:02 pm

    Hallo, my husband was abused by his stepdad at 7. I’m his 2nd wife and we are heading for divorce. He thinks he has to have multiple partners. I believe he is confused, in the ways he wants sex and sometimes things he looks up, not that he wants a man. He told me he made him do horrible things he can’t speak of. But he won’t get help. He has always felt his children and I would be better off with out him, and that he is, in his words, a “in our way, a bother.I know he loves me but I can’t do it anymore, it has been 11 years together and it was like this when I met him, it ruined his last marriage. It’s hard to leave, not that I want to but he is unfaithful, and that is scary. I don’t want to abandon him as he feels everyone else has done. He doesn’t even speak to his mom. Please help with advice, I want my family and I want him to be happy!

  6. Comment by Ellen

    Gegen Antworten Juni 30, 2016 bei 5:34 am

    Thank you for your article. I am in the very early stages of what we feel will be a serious long term relationship. my boyfriend and I are in the early days and have not got to the physical stage. we are in our 50s. he explained he was forced to have sex with his mother, who allowed it, when he was a very young teen. I am glad that he has told me, and feel so sad for what happened when he was a young boy. I am a mother of children myself.

    I have not asked questions, but have just left him to talk as and when he wishesI just would like to know if there is anything I can do, try to understand or help if and when he needs it? I want so much to be able to do the right thing for him as he means so much to me, and would be grateful for any further reading or information. We have both been married before and have children, and I myself was physically abused (not sexually) as a child. I just want to make sure I am there for him in any way and to understand his needs regards to this. He means a lot to me. Danke.

    • Comment by Jess [Living Well Staff]

      Jess [Living Well Staff] Antworten Januar 11, 2017 bei 12:21 pm

      Hi Ellen,
      Thank you for your comment. It is wonderful that you are doing some reading and seeking to learn how best to support your partner. To be honest it sounds like you are already being incredibly supportive, understanding and loving. You said you have to far not pressed him about it, but have let him talk about it at his own pace. That sounds like a helpful way of approaching it, and if you have read this article then you know too some simple listening strategies you can use to ensure he feels heard and accepted.

      You mentioned you would like some further reading. I’d like to suggest some of the pages in the Für Partner section of this website. There are several articles on how to support a loved one who has disclosed sexual abuse. I hope they are of some help.
      Aufpassen.

  7. Comment by Cadence

    Cadence Antworten Juli 11, 2016 bei 6:09 pm

    Hallo, I’m seeking advice.

    My boyfriend just opened up to me a few hours ago about being sexually abused when he was younger. We are both seventeen and I have been as well, by two different boyfriends a few years ago. I know the circumstances are different for women than they are for men. He hasn’t told me very much about it, just that it happened multiple times. He says he’s repressed many memories of it. He’s currently in counseling and takes medication for anxiety and depression, however he keeps forgetting to take it.

    I guess what I’m wondering is what to say if it comes up again. I have many questions I’d like to ask him but am not sure if that’s a wise idea. I’d like to help him in any way I can, but I’m not quite sure how to do so.

    Any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    • Comment by Jess [Living Well Staff]

      Jess [Living Well Staff] Antworten September 2, 2016 bei 11:31 am

      Hi Cadence,
      Thanks for your comment, and good on you for doing some research. I think it shows how much you do care for your boyfriend, and want to support him. I’m sure that position is something he will be picking up from you, which in itself would be really helpful for him.

      If it does come up again, the best thing you can do is to simply continue to be your caring self. Demonstrate that care, and the empathy you have for him. Listen to him in a nonjudgmental way, and let him know you’re there for him. Let him go at his own pacealthough it sounds like you’re already doing that. Encourage him to take care of himself, encourage him that healing and hope are possible. It is very hopeful and encouraging that he is opening up and sharing his feelings and experiences to you and to a counsellor and you can reflect that back to him to encourage him to continue on that journey.

      We have a list of articles for partners that might be helpful in becoming informed and learning how to respond helpfully.

      Best of luck Cadence.

  8. Comment by Tay

    Tay Antworten Juli 12, 2016 bei 12:36 pm

    I am engaged. We have been together for about a year. He told me of his sexual abuse by a family member when he was 8. He never wants to go into detail about it and almost always refuses to talk about it.

    He gets in these moods where he is just sad. He is very quiet and doesn’t have many friends or a close relationship to his family. When he told me about the abuse for the first time he kept repeating that he wasn’t gay and he didn’t know what was happening. He doesn’t have a close relationship with his mother and doesn’t want her to know. It is affecting him severely enough that he has suicidal thoughts and horrible depressive episodes.

    I know that talking about it will only help him heal and I feel that he needs to talk with his mother. I can’t force him because he is holding on to the tiny emotional attachment they have. She is very self absorbed and appearing that her family is perfect is more important than it actually being. She constantly sweeps things under the rug, such as who his father is.

    I just need to know how to get him to tell her what happened and how he is feeling about it all. I mean he told me within months of our relationship and he can’t tell her. That says a lot about the depth of their relationship. It’s emotionally draining, because when he’s hurting so am I. Thinking of not having him around haunts me everyday. How can I help him heal without being pushy?

    • Comment by Jess [Living Well Staff]

      Jess [Living Well Staff] Antworten Juli 15, 2016 bei 10:11 am

      Hi Tay,
      Thanks so much for getting in touch, and seeking some advice around this difficult and sensitive issue. It shows how much you care about your fiance and how much you want to support him.

      I think it says a lot that your fiance was able to talk to you of his history of abuse. This indicates how deeply he trusts you. Many men never speak about their abuse to anyone.

      It sounds as though he and his mother have a difficult relationship. If she tends to sweep things under the rug, and make things about herself, then I’m not sure that her reaction to his disclosure would be at all helpful for him. I’m guessing he is aware of this, and that is why he has chosen not to tell her. Ultimately it is his decision.

      Tatsächlich, many men have come forward to say that it is not helpful to be pressured to talk about it. Talking about it can be a way to promote recovery, but not for everyone.

      I know it’s hard for you, because you very much want to see him heal and move on, but the best thing you can do for him is to let him do so at his own pace. Be there for him as you have been. Suggest he seek help from a counsellor experienced in this area if it seems his depression doesn’t improve, but acknowledge that the decision needs to come from him and his own readiness.

      Please know that you are not alone. Take care of yourself in this time. Check out some of our other pages for partners, einschließlich When your partner discloses sexual abuse, und Für Partner: Relationship Herausforderungen.

      Viel Glück, Tay

  9. Comment by Tori

    Tori Antworten September 15, 2016 bei 4:32 am

    Hallo – my 38 year old boyfriend of seven years just recently disclosed to me that he was sexually abused by his older sister when he was 8 Jahre. I don’t know the specifics of the abuse but he has had a drug problem on and off for the last 20 years that I suspect is closely related to the abuse. He has recently relapsed and is in counseling to deal with the drug abuse (and hopefully the sexual abuse as well although he hasn’t spoken to his therapist about it yet). He also informed me that about 10 years ago he tried to tell his parents about the abuse but they didn’t believe him.
    There is a history of abuse and incest in his family (his father sexually molested one, if not two, of his sisters, including the sister who abused my boyfriend). I’m so incredibly shocked and angry at the family members who knew about the abuse for allowing him to essentially self destruct rather than helping him with the trauma he experienced. I feel that they swept the abuse under the rug and ignored it in an effort for self preservation and thereby caused him to deteriorate and be in so much pain for the last 30 Jahr.
    I think that him disclosing this information to me has opened a festering wound and as of now, he’s in a very bad mental and emotional state. At this point I feel that I’m the only person he really trusts as his trust in his family is essentially gone. My first inclination is to separate him from his family (mainly due to their unwillingness to recognize the abuse and help him with it) but I’m not sure that would be helpful. He has agreed and is willing and eager to continue counseling but do you think that a temporary separation from his family would be helpful for him?

  10. Comment by Tiffany

    Tiffany Antworten November 8, 2016 bei 1:28 am

    Thanks so much for all the helpful information. My husband has struggled on and off with pornography through our 16 year relationship. He just disclosed to me 6 months ago that he was raped when he was 10. That is all he has said and he doesn’t want to talk about it or go to counseling. I don’t want to push him but I am fearful that it is all going to crash down on him someday. He says he has learned to deal with it and he’s fine. Does everyone need to go to counseling or do some people heal on their own? And should i try to get him to talk more to me about it or just let him know I’m here with no judgement of he wants to talk. But the pornography is really hard to handle of he starts doing that again.

  11. Comment by Selena

    Selena Antworten Januar 7, 2017 bei 12:36 pm

    Hallo,

    My boyfriend just told me this past weekend that his brother sexually abused and molested him when he was 7 and his brother was 12. We have been together for almost 4 Seit Jahren. He only told me, and recently one other friend, because he said he had just thought about it. He had been repressing these memories for more than 20 Jahr. He said that he didn’t want to tell me about it because he didn’t want me to hate his brother. He has a very close family, and I would have never in a million years ever thought that his brother could of done this to him when they were younger. His brother’s family have stayed with us multiple times and I would have never thought twice about him. Now I am very worried that he might still be molester and he has 4 kids. Am I wrong in thinking that this might be the case? My boyfriend says that he doesn’t want to keep talking about it because he just wants to forget about it, but at the same time he wants to find some sort of resolution for it and confront his brother. I guess I am just absolutely disgusted and flabbergasted and I don’t want to talk to his brother ever again. I know that that would hurt him though because he still somehow loves his brother. I guess I am looking for advice, I cannot stop thinking of this situation and I keep seeing his brothers face over and over again in my mind and becoming more and more enraged and disgusted. Help.

  12. Comment by Lee

    Lee Antworten Januar 14, 2017 bei 12:29 am

    My partner of over a year is haphephobic and I believe has been the victim of a childhood sexual abuse. He carries guilt and shame like a cloak. I know he loves me. He is an incredible man and one of the best fathers i have ever met. He hasn’t told me this is so. I have seen porn on his browser history and shemales. He would probably be mortified if he thought I knew this. Sex is always at his discretion, and often he will declare ‘personal spaceif i touch him sexually without him instigating it first. He is apologetic about this and before realising that something might have occurred in his past, I have to say I felt hugely rejected.
    I’m wondering how to broach the subject with him. His motheraccording to his older brotherappears to be in an unnatural relationship (kissing on the mouth etc) with their younger brother who is also an adult. He doesn’t speak to his mother.
    I know it’s taken a long time for him to find someone he trusts. I don’t want to stuff this up and I want him to be rid of these demons that haunt him. How do I help and support him please?

    • Comment by Brenton [Living Well Staff]

      Brenton [Living Well Staff] Antworten März 24, 2017 bei 12:27 pm

      Hi Lee, thank you for getting in touch.

      From what I’ve read, you have felt rejection from your partner in the past, which was lessened by the possibility that he has a history of trauma that might explain his discomfort with touch. I can also understand the sense of pressure you might feel to support him in a way that doesn’t overcome him with shame, and that offers the best chance of improving your life together.

      It can take a long time for men to come forward, for a number of reasons. As you have already identified, the main one will be shame, but also acknowledging that it happened can (in the short term) increase difficulties like intrusive thoughts, Alpträume, und Rückblenden.

      I would recommend building the relationship up as an important first step. Spend more time together one on one, even if it’s just going for a walk, checking out a new cafe, or connecting over a glass of wine in the evenings.

      During your time together talk about what you might hope for the future of the relationship, in terms of things like time spent together, shared activities, intimacy and vulnerability. You might talk about how open you want to be with each other, barriers to that openness, and even what you might like in terms of physical intimacy.

      I would ensure to lead the charge in being open yourself, so that you can be a model what this looks like. Building rapport like this in the relationship may even prove to be healing in itself, and will certainly increase the likelihood of further closeness for you both. It is often thought that in order to get over sexual abuse, one has to go over the abuse again, and achieve abreakthroughthat frees you from your past. This is not necessarily true for everyone.

      Instead for now, I would recommend focusing on making things good between you.. and taking care of yourself.

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