Child Abuse Story From Anon For My Best Friend

by Anon
(Location Withheld)

My best friend is 13 and she has gone through a lot. Recently I haven't been spending much time with her, and she came up to me and told me that she is being abused by her parents saying crazy things like, "My mum just tried to drown me in the bath" or "I was hit on the head with a weighing scale" but I don't know whether to believe her.

I have looked up online that children are making up stories about their parents hitting them, and I feel sorry for those people who have to make things up to get friendship.

I want to believe her but it's happened once already to me and I don't know if I can handle it. I try to support her but as I help her she tells me more crazy stories and I'm scared.

I just want to know whether she is telling the truth, but I don't know whether to tell her to tell an adult or if I should keep it a secret. I keep asking myself what if it's not real, and then I don't know what I will do.

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