Therapy.Therapy and more therapy. She is never going to get "over" it. There will always be that fear,hate,depression and lack of trust towards anything that resembles a man. Then comes the anger if the rapist goes unpunished,or if taking the case to court puts her in the position of having to prove how much of a "decent" human being she is that she did not somehow "deserve" this.That she was dressed too provocatively,that she spoke to this person or whatever else the defense wants to use against her. Then comes the dealing with a "normal" family life.That is usually the hardest part.The stress put upon the relationship is too often just too much to deal with. The man usually feels that he didn't do his JOB as a man to protect his family.And we all know how things go once a man starts to feel inadecuate in any way. If the rapist is never punished then comes the constant fear of both parts of it happening again.The overprotectiveness of children to the point that they become nervous wrecks. Being a biker, I live by a very distinct and different code of behavior.It is our firm belief that rapist and child molesters don't have a place on this earth.I'm not telling anyone to go out and comit an act of violence,but there has to be some sort of personal justice for life to resume some sort of normality. This could be joining some therapy group,taking self defense clases,whatever makes the person and her family feel that they have some sense of control. Personally, I prefer the good old wild west days, you know, an eye for an eye........ My sister was raped 21 years ago and she still lives in fear.