“My best friend in the whole world was raped when she was really drunk by a ‘friend’ who took advantage of her. She did everything right and reported it to the police, and he was never convicted. She ended up failing her second semester and drinking her way through her pain so she could survive. She’s so different and so broken now, and I don’t know if I’ll ever get her back. And it tears me apart because there is nothing I can do.”

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  • April says:

    It’s so hard . She will never be exactly the same … Things you can do … let her know you love a support her
    Don’t place expectations on her return to normal , and encourage her not to place any time tables on her recovery
    Encourage her toward finding a good therapist she’s comfortable with
    Just listen …

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