What Can You Say to Someone Who Says They Were Abused?

Always start with, "I believe you." It is important to support your loved one going through a difficult time, your support can help them get the help they need. 

Here are some tips about how to show your loved one you support them...

I want you to be safe. 
You don't deserve this. You deserve to be treated with respect. 
This is important. 
What do you need? 
I'm glad you told me. 
Thank you for trusting me. 
I'm here if you need to talk. 
It is not your fault.