It was my ex. Everyone thought of him as charming, the boy next door. That he could do no wrong.
I wish it wasn’t past the statute of limitations because I have learned to be brave. I would want to only stand up to stop him from doing what he did to me, to others.
He forced himself on me after I said no. He would use my body whenever he wanted. I was too scared and ashamed to tell anyone. I thought no one would believe me because he was my boyfriend.
I hate myself for being weak and for ever trusting him. He broke me.
— Survivor, age 24