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Apr 23, 2011
Susie:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Even one incident of sexual child abuse can indeed leave life-long effects. Each of us deals with abuse in a different way. And there are factors that can influence those effects, such as relationship to the offender and the family members involved in keeping things quiet, at what age a disclosure is given or if a disclosure is given, how things were handled after disclosure, support systems in place, etc. The sadness you're feeling seems more about the betrayal and abandonment of nothing being done once your mother, and in particular your sister, became aware. It's as though they decided that the status quo was more important than you and what he did to you. That will most definitely bring about a great deal of sadness, and possibly even anger and hostility. Please consider some form of counselling in order to help you deal with the emotions attached to that betrayal. And while you likely will never forget what happened, the sadness doesn't necessarily have to be taken to your grave. That sadness can release you, but only after you're prepared to deal with the emotions that are now keeping it trapped within you. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Apr 23, 2011
Susie
by: GPM

There is no such thing as a trivial abuse story. There are only victims, survivors, who were affected differently. Having any unwanted, unsolicited physical contact with you was a criminal act- that's bad in itself. But equally worse is the fear you experienced- the term terrified makes me hurt for you. No human being, much less a little girl or a woman, should subjected to any kind of criminal behavior,or abuse that terrifies them.

As far the family not wanting to deal with it, they are either in denial or fear him as much as you did, and still do. But you are doing the right thing- you are taking the right action. Let people know about this coward. Maybe he will find out the hard way that abusing a child can get his tail whipped.

But it's time for you to take hold of the emotions you are having to deal with. Get help that can help you. Stay in the loop with web sites like this one. Your revelation of abuse will encourage others to come into the open about their experiences. One day the abusers and the people who turn away from their responsibilites to report and stop this terror will feel the full weight of Susie, and GPM, Darlene and friends in our attempts to get justice for the victims, and long prison time for the abusers. Hang tuff my fellow Texan- your reward is coming.

Apr 25, 2011
my story
by: Susie

They have all since died; but thank you for your caring comments. I mainly wrote my story to encourage others that may be in a similar position to come forward.

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