Hi mkn 10
I have a relationship with a woman. We are friends, Once a two years ago we were lovers, Now we are close friends. No sex. She knows I am a survivor, she has known for 20 odd years about my sexual and physical abuse in my childhood.
Things are better, I had to stand up for myself in my marriage of 25 years. She did not acknowledge that my CSA was having an effect on my current life, nor would she acknowledge her childhood sexual abuse, her date rapes, or the advances made by the father while she was responsible for the 0 - 2 year old daughter.
Still 25 years and 4 kids is a significant relationship. I now have 5 grandkids. None of my kids has divorces, the oldest is 40. youngest is 33, three graduated from college the 4th is a master electrician. So there are some pieces of our lives that work.