Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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I was devastated to learn that I had inflicted lasting pain on another person

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/men-sexual-abuse-apology_us_5bb789ace4b0876eda9dd810

We discussed how it is common for offenders of abuse to be entirely unaware of the weight of their actions. What may seem like harmless and playful behavior can easily be perceived differently by others and can cause serious damage.

We also discussed how cultural influences such as movies, music and peer pressure can play a massive role in shaping male mentalities to seek sexual conquests.

I’ve never had a history of violence or overly aggressive behavior, yet my careless actions at 14 years old had left a permanent scar on Robyn’s life. For that, I can never apologize enough.

As our call ended, I told Robyn that, moving forward, my life would likely never be the same. I was willing to do anything in my ability to make this better.

I was devastated to learn that I had inflicted lasting pain on another person