Originally Posted by CroMagna
I would advise against going to the police. The police is very "school of the hard knocks" because they're used to seeing little girls butchered and stuff. So they won't be gentle and will ask for graphic details without any emotion. They also might not believe you, as rape cases are very hard to prove. They will likely ask why you waited so long to report it, and start making up ulterior motives, which may feel like a second assault.
Work through the rape with a therapist and don't get in a relationship until you're truly ready. Some people aren't meant to be married.
I would contest this, though it would depend on the station and area I'd imagine.
In Australia they have spent lots of money training police to be sensitive and really understand the underlying issues and the effect it has on women emotionally and psychologically, so in my experience, what you say here is wrong.
That doesn't mean in the states it would be the same. In Australia though the police are well trained to be sensitive to the woman and believe her.