One in four women will be raped in their life-time. What a shocking statistic. 84% of women who are raped know their attacker. They are raped by their current for former husbands, boyfriends, family members or acquaintances.
Many of the women I work with have been raped by husbands or boyfriends. Many more have been coerced or manipulated into sexual intercourse or sexual acts that they did not want to perform.
It is not uncommon that a man will rape his partner early in the relationship or marriage. The woman is not likely to think of the rape as rape because the man is her “boyfriend” or “husband” but the damage is done, the trust is gone – it has been replaced with terror.