child abuse story from Nikki page was created May 24, 2007 and was originally
posted on May 17, 2007 as story #123.
is from Salisbury, Maryland, USA
following child abuse story from Nikki depicts: sexual abuse
The child abuse effects on Nikki: night-time crying spells, nightmares, flashbacks
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Hi, my name is Nikki. I am now 19 years old.
The abuse started when I was around 9. I was living with my uncle. Whenever we were alone, he would tell me to get in his bed. He would then touch me and tell me that what he did was ok. That he loved me more than anything. He told me that I had to keep it a secret. I knew it was wrong, but I didn't understand what was going on.
I was 12 when my uncle raped me. He told me to go lay on the bed and take my clothes off. I didn't want to, so he hit me. When he penetrated me, I cried out in pain and told him to stop. He said no, that he had to do this. The whole time he was doing it to me, he said he loved me. This happened several times over the next few years. To this day, I never told anyone. The abuse ended only a few months ago, when I moved out.
I am now living with a boyfriend who is there for me and truly loves me. He's there when I wake up crying at night. I have nightmares and flashbacks.
I will never see my uncle again. I am glad I moved away, because now I can begin to heal. It's very hard, though, when no one knows what's happened.
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Child abuse story from Nikki was re-formatted June 8, 2015
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