this thread reminded me of another one that goes back a while about the obvious signs and symptoms of abuse, called "What did your people miss?":http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...9375#Post379375
... just in case anyone is in doubt about whether there was really enough for anyone observing to notice!
btw - i was actually taken to our family doctor for some of those conditions - but at the time - NO ONE knew anything about this stuff. AND the doctor was a personal friend of the step-dad's going way back. so - no hope for any help there either.
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9