Many abuse victims don’t talk about being abused because they don’t have anybody who would listen. Either they are lonely and isolated, or they are dependent on their abusers. Isolation, Betrayal, and Lack of Support.
Men, for instance, may not be taken seriously when they try to talk about being abused, even by the police. It is not commonly accepted in our society that women can be abusers.
“It seemed miraculous that after years of assuming no one would believe me, they immediately believed me.”