An article in today's Independent www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/facing-up-to-rape-victim-speaks-out-about-the-faceless-crime-9436655.html reminded me of DD2 telling me some years after the event that she lost her virginity to a date rape whilst travelling on her gap year.
As I recall I was as sympathetic to her as anyone can be in those circumstances but there was nothing legally she could do because a) it was in he past and b) took place in Thailand.
When I emailed her a copy of the article above which I found moving and wanted her to know that though it doesn't help come to terms with any individual experience, she is far from being alone in this happening but her response was that at the time I 'was pretty useless, but never mind.'
I feel completely gobsmacked now. I thought I helped her as much as I could by listening to her at the time and she was also seeing a therapist then (and still is) so what should I have done? What can I do now?
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