I was silent about it because I was threatened in a severe way. Plus, he was my Dad.
Perpetrators often want our silence and have methods to ensure we are silent.
Were you threatened, or how come you were silent? Or did you just not know what else to do?
I remember I used to have nightmares where I was immobilized, maybe with fear, and silent too - couldn't make my muscles move to speak.
Edited by hogan_dawg (05/26/08 07:56 AM)
I can say unequivocally that the lie of "To truly heal you must first forgive" has derailed more victims than the abusers themselves.
Andrew Vachs, 2003