Any doctor will tell you that young children are extremely vulnerable to maltreatment, and the terrible experiences from their youth often haunt them for the rest of their lives.
@calinyloo00 is a 20-year-old Reddit user who recently learned about the childhood nightmares her boyfriend had, and she didn’t know how to react. He confessed to her that his older stepbrother had taken advantage of him multiple times when he was 11 years old. However, she said that she needed some time to digest that information, and just left his apartment.
She was looking for approval on Reddit and asked the other users if she was the a-hole for distancing herself from her boyfriend after he revealed his secret to her, and, to her surprise, she got a unanimous YES.
This is what the 20-year-old woman posted:
And this is how people responded to it: