Tips dating abused women
Here are some other suggestions if you find yourself at a loss for words: Don’t put your foot in your mouth.
If you have taken the time to educate yourself, you probably won’t say any of these things: What were you wearing?
The story goes that he’s so smitten with himself that he falls in love with his own reflection.
One out of four women and one out of six men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes.
Chances are, you will go on a date with a survivor, so do yourself and your future dates a favor and start learning about the issue now. If you decide you don’t like the person enough to continue dating them, call them.
There are lots of places where you can go educate yourself at a place like RAINN, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, or 1in6, and here’s a link to a fact sheet from the Center for Disease Control. Go the extra step to let them know that you think they are brave/courageous/insert true and positive adjective here but that you don’t feel that special something you want to feel in order to go out on another date.
Being a survivor—and the resilience that goes along with it—is such a deep part of who I am.
I knew I needed a partner with an appropriate level of spiritual depth, emotional intelligence, and empathy to join me on my lifelong journey of being a survivor.