5 doctors weighed in:

My new girlfriend was raped by her ex, what can I do to help her?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Let her lead the way

Hopefully she has already gotten professional help.
If not she should. Be very thoughtful and understanding when it comes to any type of sexual activity. Let her lead the way. Get informed about rape victims and how their lives are affected. Be honest about the fact you can't completely understand the full effects on her life and emotions of the rape. Tell her you will help her any way you can.

In brief: Let her lead the way

Hopefully she has already gotten professional help.
If not she should. Be very thoughtful and understanding when it comes to any type of sexual activity. Let her lead the way. Get informed about rape victims and how their lives are affected. Be honest about the fact you can't completely understand the full effects on her life and emotions of the rape. Tell her you will help her any way you can.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Thank
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Two things

She needs to be in counseling for her own particular issues about this past event.
And the two of you should be in coouples therapy to discuss how the two of you should work together on this past issue, and on your current relationship together. She may or may not want to share with you all the details of the past right now. But you two need to work together on the new relationship together.

In brief: Two things

She needs to be in counseling for her own particular issues about this past event.
And the two of you should be in coouples therapy to discuss how the two of you should work together on this past issue, and on your current relationship together. She may or may not want to share with you all the details of the past right now. But you two need to work together on the new relationship together.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors