- Give your partner space to tell their story.
- Believe your partner.
- You are a supporter, not a "savior."
- They are still the same person they were before they told you their story.
- Consider asking about triggers and how you can help.
- Avoid taking things personally that are really about your partner's trauma
- Remember healing can be lifelong and non-linear
For Wolfe's thoughtful details, check out the full article in The Portland Phoenix here.