I think the fact that your male friend is even
talking to you about it is signs that he wants
to resolve this, wants to move forward. I think
that the most important thing that you can do
is to listen without judging him.
you seems to be a hint that he wants to address
it, but doesn't know how. I think that you have
to help him realize why it happened, why he let
it happened and where he thinks he is now. I
think conversations like these can lead to the
exact change that we envision when it comes to
breaking the cycle of violence. I hope that helps.