I told My best friend and my boyfriend (now husband) because I couldn't keep it in, I was having suicidal thoughts, cutting myself, I'm not sure I would have survived with this eating me away inside. I didn't Talk to them back then but I told them about the rape. They're the closest friends I have and have never made me feel judged. Still I found it so very hard to speak to them again recently when this all came back up.
I don't remember what happened the first time I told them. I know I didn't want to really talk about it, so I don't think they asked.
Recently when I told them I was struggling again (after a LOT of Dutch courage) they were very supportive, offered to talk/listen, asked me how counselling was going. They didn't treat me any differently, didn't make me feel judged.
I told my counsellor too when I went.
....it's just dawned on me that I've had a lot to drink most times before talking to people I know about this.