We do not mean it to include parents, siblings, or friends.
How many people have been sexually abused as children?
Therapy for survivors often excludes the partners; you might enter some couples-therapy along the way but most times you will be more of a spectator than a participant in the survivor's therapy process.
You could approach those friends and family together or separately to reinforce the sensitive nature of the disclosure of the abuse.
You might also decide to talk only to a professional counselor about this; they deal with sensitive issues every day and are accustomed to keeping their client relationships in confidence.
Although the length of time varies, the recovery process will be measured more in years than in months.
If the survivor is in therapy or counseling, things may get worse before they get better.
How does this abuse affect survivors' relationships?