I just got a friend request from the man who raped me when I was 13.
He was 21 and took me on a drive to the beach gave me alcohol and a liquid he said would make me feel good and then forced himself on me.
My parents had trusted him because he was my cousin. I remember it like it was yesterday even though I am 42 now.
Part of me wants to accept the request to see if he remembers what he did to me or some kind of explanation or apology. The other part doesn’t want to bring that awful experience back to the surface. What do you all think?