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#453442 - 11/12/13 10:33 PM Re: What was the age difference? [Re: jas4159]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 4586
Loc: O Kanada
all of my abusers were at least 20 years older than me.


#453506 - 11/13/13 02:26 PM Re: What was the age difference? [Re: jas4159]
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3671
Loc: somewhere in Africa
many of mine were close to my age - but were more street-smart, stronger, had more status and peer respect, were in positions of authority - teams captains, higher ranks in scouts, more popular or self-confident, etc. the difference to me was not so much about age differences - but differences in power, influence, and social support systems. i felt weak, insignificant, and helpless in their hands and under their influence and control.

"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho

#453564 - 11/13/13 09:59 PM Re: What was the age difference? [Re: jas4159]
mattheal Offline

Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 142
Loc: Ohio
Five years. When I first told my mother about the abuse not long after I became a teenager she dismissed it as "boys experimenting". I did not think of what the bastard did to me as abuse for a long time because it was only five year age difference. When I considered the fact he was "an adult" in a physical sense, and I was only eight years old, something clicked in my head. I now call it rape, because that is what it was: John R. Jr. repeatedly raped me.
It's okay to find the faith to saunter forward
With no fear of shadows spreading where you stand
And you'll breathe easier just knowing
that the worst is all behind you
And the waves that tossed the raft all night
have set you on dry land
- The Mountain Goats - "Never Quite Free"

#453569 - 11/13/13 10:31 PM Re: What was the age difference? [Re: jas4159]
pittsburgh Offline

Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 90
Loc: west Chester, Pa
I was 11 he was early 40's. I was taught to respect and listen to adult's. Right!
it is and has been quite a trip thru life, as last I feel that I am in a better place, it takes work and in my case a wife the was and is forgiveing and helpful. At last a relationship has gone right, messed up three.

#453576 - 11/13/13 10:59 PM Re: What was the age difference? [Re: jas4159]
unhappycamper Offline

Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 631
Loc: VA
He was a "grownup," dunno but might have been 30-ish. I was a few months shy of my 7th birthday.

#453699 - 11/14/13 10:55 PM Re: What was the age difference? [Re: jas4159]
Ocellaris Offline

Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 22
Loc: New York
30 year age difference
That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller, but for want of an understanding ear.
-- Stephen King, "The Body" (from Different Seasons)

#454298 - 11/18/13 02:49 PM Re: What was the age difference? [Re: jas4159]
atari_kid86 Offline

Registered: 02/23/10
Posts: 133
Loc: Michigan
First two perps were 2 years older. Step father waz 43. I was age 9-14.

#454311 - 11/18/13 03:33 PM Re: What was the age difference? [Re: jas4159]
JustScott Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2590
Feel free to call me a liar or that it wasn't abuse or whatever, but the 1st three were younger than myself.

4th was 4 or 5 years older and female. What a lucky kid right?

5th was once like the first 3. Younger. But was the one that was more like a forcible rape than any of the others.

Talk about a massive brainf**k.

#454411 - 11/19/13 07:19 AM Re: What was the age difference? [Re: jas4159]
frozen Offline

Registered: 04/26/07
Posts: 22
Loc: Europe
1.I was 6 or 7,he was over 50s.
2.I was 10, he 12
3 I was 15, he 15
Other perps bit older or younger.

#454423 - 11/19/13 09:07 AM Re: What was the age difference? [Re: jas4159]
Dave PNW Offline

Registered: 04/03/13
Posts: 122
Loc: Pacific Northwest
First was a year younger.....but what he knew put him years ahead of me.

Second was four years older.

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