||[Aug. 15th, 2006|05:02 pm]
The Question Club
I have a rather touchy question...and I hope I can get an answer as I don't know where to start.
When I was a kid, I was sexually abused by a friend of the family. It happened once...and it broke me. I was very small at the time, I really don't remember how old I was. But it happened maybe around 6 years old. I don't have the best family, and I was subject being the scapegoat for everything. (middle child here.) Allot of factors contributed to why I kept quiet about this for so long. He would come to the house and act like everything was okay, and I was forced to say hello to him anytime he came over. I couldn't live with myself much...
I'm 21 now, in a very good school, have very good friends, and life looks up for me now most the time. But recently while I came home with my mom and sis, and he was here. I was forced to say hi to him again...and this time I couldn't do it anymore, and I didn't want him around my family. I was older now. Stronger. Angry. I came clean about everything, told him to get out of my house and never come back...he packed up his kids (god...he has kids....) and left.
It was possibly the hardest thing i've done in my life.
My parents were shocked, but were there for me, an told me I didn't have to do somthing about it now...but that I had to do somthing. I understood....but I don't know what to do...
Does anyone at all have the slightest advice to give me? I'm pretty confused as to what to do, it's been so many years I'm not sure if I'll even have a case...or anything against this guy. Because so far, it's just my word against his...
Thanks for hearing me out.