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Feb 26, 2017
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by: Darlene - Webmaster

I know you submitted your story quite some time ago. I've been dealing with eye issues that have made reading online a major problem. My apologies for taking so long to post.

What he did WAS vile and disgusting, so you have every reason to feel the way you do. He had no right to touch you in any way. It's not unusual for pedophiles to target single mothers so they can gain access to her child(ren). It wouldn't surprise me if that's what your stepdad did.

I'm sorry that your relationship with your little sister has becomes strained since you disclosed to her. Sometimes family members choose the abuser's side because they don't want their relationship affected. They don't WANT to believe what they are being told, and it's not uncommon to completely disregard even the strongest evidence. There are so many challenges to disclosing to anyone in the family, that's for sure.

Now you have 4 children of your own. So it's so important to keep them safe, as you opened up saying in your story. And part of the way to do that is to seek out some form of therapy to bring healing into your own life.

You also said, you can't change someone's mind--so true--but you CAN make choices for yourself and your children that help you all keep move forward, safely. The best gift you can give to your children is to take really good care of their mother.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I send you continued healing energy.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir

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