You’re right, this was difficult to read. But I appreciate you having the nerve to post it. I’ll note, I don’t necessarily agree with everything you said, respectfully. I was molested by someone who was only 4 years older than I was. It started when I was 6 and he was 10. I have no idea if he was molested himself, I can see where his mother was rather clingy, so that could have been his issue. I don’t know, and I never will. What I do know is, my own mother, who emotionally and physically abused me, immediately discounted everything I told her. This abuse from the boy, went on for 4 years. It completely effed up my life from that point forward, until I finally saved myself, around the age of 26. Due to my own work, with myself, I have found my way past these traumas that plagued me for so long. I wish we lived in a world where no child ever had to go through what I did, that no woman ever had to deal with rape like I have, or any type of abuse. And I will do what I can to help those who have. I recently published my story in the hope that I can help others who have not found their way out yet can see that it is possible, and that there is hope on the other side.
Thank you so much for being brave.

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