Here’s a quote by one of RESOLVE’s therapists for the end of #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth.
The 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey conducted by the CDC shows that 1 in 10 women will experience rape by an intimate partner in their lifetime (data was not reported for other genders).
If you have experienced rape or sexual assault by an intimate partner, it can be challenging to come forward for many reasons. You may be concerned for your safety or the safety of your children, worried about your financial situation or about what your family might think, still have strong feelings for your partner, or not feel like you can call what happened to you sexual assault. It’s understandable to feel this way.
Remember, coping with an abusive relationship is not something that you have to do alone… Reaching out for help from friends, loved ones, and local organizations like RESOLVE can be a helpful first step in this process— call us at (585) 425-1580 when you are ready to take that step.