This really tore me up.
Jan had asked the family doctor months earlier if Doug needed counseling, and he just shook his head. At the time, many physicians believed talking too much about abuse could do more harm than good to children. “He’s young,” he said. “He probably won’t remember what happened.”
I had to turn away from the screen to contain my anger when I read that.
Everything else, well...made me cry.
Raw and authentic, and it covers so well the multitude of ways in which the abuse affected Doug, his family and his friends. A hard read but thanks for sharing this Puffer.