This child abuse story from Kelsie page was
created June 16, 2007 and was originally posted on June 9, 2007 as story #142.
Kelsie is from Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
The following child abuse story from Kelsie
depicts: sexual abuse at the hands of her brother and child neglect by her
father, who abandoned her, and her mother, who was unavailable for her
The child abuse effects on Kelsie: feelings of
worthlessness, trouble expressing emotions and true beliefs, difficulty crying,
has but no longer abuses drugs and alcohol, used to but no longer smokes,
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I am sixteen years old. I now live with my father and I am still dealing with the effects of my abuse.
My brother started to sexually abuse me when I was four. It stopped when I was seven, but it never really went away. My mother was always working to support us, and my father left home when I was young. My mom had no time for my emotions, so I had to learn to suck it up and live with it. I was always doing things wrong. My homework was never perfect enough. I never cleaned enough. I wasn't any help. I wasn't worth anything.
I finally got away from my abusive environment, and I am slowly dealing with it. I still have trouble expressing any emotions that are not approved by the people I am around. I have trouble crying and expressing my true beliefs. I have been into drugs and drinking, though I am now out of that world. I did smoke, but I have now quit. I have attempted suicide several times and I am a self-abuser. I can seriously confuse a person by simply speaking what I truly think. So, while I am not yet recovered, I am recovering. I hope to overcome my emotional obstacles soon and keep getting better.
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Child abuse story from Kelsie was re-formatted June 3, 2015
From Victim to Victory
How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life