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I was raped by my brother when i was 9. I told my mom.. and

I was raped by my brother when i was 9. I told my mom.. and she told me to just make sure i closed my door at night and he would leave me alone. The door had no lock on it. After i told, he stopped. But I continued to live with this brother for years until he went to prison on unrelated charges. None of my family ever spoke a word about it. As i got older i started to question did it even happen or did i make it all up.. because I was the only person who acknowledged it. I questionef it so much that i started to believe that i was lying. But the nightmares continued. I always felt there was someone watching me in the dark of the night. Even now 14 years later. I havent slept in weeks. Since he was released from prison. And i went to my grandmothers house to visit her... and there he was, smiling. asking for a hug, nobody batted an eye..... and ridiculed ME for not allowing my kids to hug their “uncle”.

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[100]
Mar 10

Thank you for being understanding. Most people just say get over it. Ive thought about going to the police but its been 14 years. I dont have any evidence or anyone who knew that would admit knowing. I have talked to friends/spouses etc... they all eventually cut ties with me as soon as I hit a low point. So im alone. Just my kids & my journal. And this site now that ive found it.

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[2735]
Mar 12

wow, I get it, hun, my parents make me feel emotional hurt. Don't have evidence trying to record. They have been oddly nice thou not used to it. I'm willing to chat if you need a friend hun. Getting threapy at school first day today. Dont give up hun am sure there's a way.

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Mar 20

I feel that. There are still people in my life who casually mention my abuser as if what I'm saying didn't happen. I think there is a certain amount of cognitive dissonance that occurs, especially when things challenge some sort of existing structure or belief. You aren't alone in that. The crazy people are the one's who would rather hurt you than acknowledge reality. Be safe and take care,

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