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Nov 03, 2008
A courageous "first step"...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Stay strong, Sharon. This "first step" is a big one, one that is wracked with conflicting emotions. Whether or not this man went on to re-offend cannot be changed; it's in the past. The most important thing here is that you are reporting it now. That my dear, is courageous.

Thank you for sharing this with my visitors and me. I do hope you'll keep us apprised. And just for the record, no need to apologize; your post is the perfect length.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Nov 03, 2008
don't feel guilty
by: Hayley

hi Sharon, I'll make it quick but will take time to look properly as soon as I can. don't blame yourself if your dad has been abusing other kids. It's his fault not yours. even if you had waited til you were 90 to say anything so be it. Hang on in there, and make sure he pays. Do what you have to do to deal with it. Good luck

Nov 03, 2008
thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you both for your aknowledgments and comments, it was my Uncle that abused me and all I can think about is after tomorrow night when I speak to the female special constable that is coming round, who sounds real nice and friendly, my uncle will be recieving a knock on his door. Why should I care right? But I feel guilty!!!! All these years and suddenly this is happening. I am still feeling like I am doing the right thing, but I want this over with now.

Nov 03, 2008
Thank you
by: Sharon

It was my Uncle that sexually abused me when I was a child. I am going to talk to a special police officer tomorrow night about the details and I am very nervous about it, only because it will mean re-living it all over again. I guess I have had it buried for such a long time, it will feel weird telling someone I dont know. I dont want to live in denial anymore, it is wrecking my life, my youngest daughter died 3yrs ago from Leukemia and my father died when I was 18months old, I have had too much pain in my life, to carry this anymore.

Thanks for your replies, it helps me to know that I am being strong now and that most importantly I am not alone. xx

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