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Jun 17, 2011
Rebekah:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You're making a whole lot of something that occurred between two children of similar ages out of curiosity. There's a huge difference between normal sexual exploration between children and a mis-use of power in sexual molestation situations. Please read my child sex offenders page here on the site, especially the section that deals with "The difference between normal sexual exploration between children and child sex offenders" for more information. Also, the effects you were left with may well have more to do with the way you got caught and how it was handled afterward. Your cousin being a sex offender likely has more to do with what happened to him at the hands of a true sex offender when he was much younger. Please consider talking to a counsellor about your feelings and fears in order to gain some perspective so that you can move forward with your life. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Jun 18, 2011
You are so Brave: I really belive this is a turning for the good in your life
by: maurice

Stop: hurting yourself: Heed Darlene's loving, affirming, true heart empatising and words to you: Believe her that you were only 7 years of age both of you curiousity at that age in natural and normal: so STOP worrying, being anxious etc: Yes: you'll be good to yourself if you try some form of counselling as Darlene advises: Then change your life stye's somewhat and begin to have a healthy mind in a healthy body: You'll find out you will have a greater appreciation of your body and you self esteem will soar: You'll be fine: great you had the courage to share your doubts/feelings here on Darlene's safe haven friends/visitors site: We are all most respectful and can and do empatise with all you share their abuse true story of what happened them at the hands of misfit human beings who abuse the innocent and the vunerable: Bad, bad and not nice people: Rebekah Always believe in yourself I WILL I CAN I MUST BECAUSE I AM WORTH IT: That YOU are Rebekah

Jun 18, 2011
Rebekah
by: Scott 1

How it was handled and the way you were caught makes an impression.

When I was around 7-9 my cousin(a girl) and I were doing just that in the outhouse of all places. Just curious, no physical contact. Her mother caught us and "shooed" us out of there. We were a bit embarrassed but now I find the memory amusing. It was so inocent.

Maybe had we been caught and punished publically or denounced or something like that, it would have made things different. But it was just a little thing we did and its done and gone and its silly really.

I hope this helps (-:

Jun 27, 2011
It's not your fault
by: Anonymous

Hi Rebekah,

I think what you're trying to say is that maybe you are to blame for your cousin becoming a sex offender, like if you had stopped him it would have stopped his behaviour forever. Trust me, he did this and is like this because of who he is not because you gave him 'permission' to do what he did to you and then onto other people.
You're not saying he abused you, you're saying he abused others because of him being allowed to do it with you.

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