The abuse continued for another five years and included violent rape and other crimes.
As is the case with so many child sexual abuse cases, the man manipulated and terrified Sam with threats of what would happen if he told anybody.
Sam (whose name, like all survivors in this story, has been changed at his request) asked a neighbor for assistance on a school project.
His grades slipped and he became withdrawn and depressed.Other Guys Like Me has hopeful messages of encouragement from such men – – on the pages Guys Who’ve Made Progress and Guys Who’ve Arrived on the Other Side.In a very broad sense, cheating involves betraying a partner’s expectations about the type of contact the cheater has with others.At one extreme, some couples think it is acceptable to have sex and fall in love with someone else (see polyamory), while some people view flirting with another person as being inappropriate.Cheating is complex because the definition varies so widely.
However, when someone violates a partner’s expectations, the emotional outcome is the same—their partner feels betrayed and rejected.