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I would tend to follow @Anonymousse line: a good person can respect that you will open up as and when. Trying to “characterise” your unique experience may lead to less understanding: what you mean by the label abusive and what he understands may be very different; he could then unwittingly minimise what it was like for you. If he’s a bad person, he will use the information to manipulate and exploit you.