Note: The following article contains discussion of rape and sexual misconduct that some readers may find upsetting.
Emmerdale's Victoria Barton has decided to give her relationship with Luke Posner another chance.
The couple recently tried to take their relationship to the next level, but Victoria ended up pushing Luke away as she was reminded of the time she was raped by his brother Lee.
Although Luke was keen to salvage things, Victoria told him that her struggles with intimacy had nothing to do with him being related to Lee, and that she'd feel the same way if she were in a relationship with any man.
Victoria then decided to call time on their relationship, explaining to a devastated Luke that she was happy to stay friends, but that she wasn't looking for anything more than that.
However, a determined Luke decided to fight for their relationship and he later visited Victoria at home, where he pleaded for her to give things between them another chance.
After Luke promised Victoria that their romance doesn't have to be based on sex, Victoria agreed to give the relationship another chance and the couple shared a hug – but will they be able to make things work in the long run?
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.
Rape Crisis England and Wales works towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct. If you’ve been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.
Readers in the US are encouraged to contactRAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.
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