I was raped by my best friend. I’ve been scared to talk about it because I’ve always been a strong, independent woman. Everyday of my life it hurts. I have recently told my boyfriend and he’s been awesome. But I couldn’t tell him for a year. I mean, this guy had been my closet friend for almost two decades, I never expected it. Then when I finally confronted him (he sought me out because I wouldn’t talk to him), he said it was my fault. I am so destroyed by this. I thought that person loved and respected me.