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My boyfriend recently told me that he was sexualy abused by his cousin when he was seven. He is trying to work though it, but I was wondering if there is anything I can do to help him
You are so kind to want to help your boyfriend with this situation. Truly, the best thing that you can do for him is probably what you are already doing. Provide him with support, understanding, and encouragement to get help. It may be necessary for him to seek help from an adult who can help him get counseling for what he went through. You both can always go to your school counselor or a teacher that you trust for help. Maybe he would call the hotline and talk to one of our trained Crisis Counselors. We are here 24 hours a day, everyday. It's a toll-free call, so there is no cost.
You are probably helping him more than you give yourself credit for by just listening and being supportive. He is lucky to have someone like you in his life that cares about him. Please make sure that you are doing okay with all of this too. It is a lot to have on your shoulders, so you may find it helpful to talk about it as well. Give us a call anytime 1-800-448-3000.