One particular result (and technique) of abuse is isolation. It is deeply hurtful. And it is almost always, in my experience, a result of or intentional tool in the abusive individual's kit.
Those who are honored to hear an abuse victim's story need to hear Job's story. They need to hear his words . . . and they need to hear his friends' words.
When I faced off with my mission's leadership, I needed a friend. Sam was there all along preparing me for the stand I needed to take.
God's communication through His creation can be extraordinarily helpful as we minister to survivors of abuse.