The ties that bind: understanding the impact of sexual assault disclosure on survivors' relationships with friends, family, and partners.

@article{Ahrens2012TheTT,
  title={The ties that bind: understanding the impact of sexual assault disclosure on survivors' relationships with friends, family, and partners.},
  author={Courtney E. Ahrens and Erendira Aldana},
  journal={Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={226-43}
}
A growing body of research suggests that the type of social reactions sexual assault survivors receive from others can have a profound impact on their health and well-being. Far less is known about the impact of social reactions on the ensuing relationship between survivors and the people to whom they disclose. The current study sought to address this gap in the literature by examining the impact of disclosure on survivors' relationships with friends, family members, and romantic partners. A… CONTINUE READING

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