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:hi: I'm an incest survivor who is tired of hiding secrets from my family, especially my mother, but I dont' know how to tell her. :zip: Eventually I'll post my story, but for now any general advice about what to do when no one in your family knows, and you've isolated them :outtahere: because they absolutely love your perpetrator would be helpful. I don't think anyone will believe me, but I don't even care anymore. Even if they think I'm lying, I know the truth and I won't be living a lie anymore. I don't talk to anyone in my family (and I have a huge family) except my sister, and this has been a recent development. It makes me :ranting: SOOOOOO  :punch: MAD :tantrum: that he gets to be a part of everyones life :ranting2: , but because of what he did, I don't. I can't change what happened to me, but maybe I can change my relationship (or lack thereof) with my family, and make them see why I've made the decisions I've made. I really feel like I'm the only person who has ever been in this situation, so if you have too, please respond. :please: Thank you so much... :thanks:

I really like this site!!! :loveas:

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Welcome to AS, I'm Finiece.

I've never been in that situation and the only advice I have is if you want to tell them and think it will be good for you, go for it. I hope you family supports you, we all do here. Anytime you'd like to talk just drop me a message. :flowers:

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Welcome to AS. I hope you find what you need here. Good luck with your family. You should be proud of yourself for your courage and strength.

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welcome to as, amanda.

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Welcome to AS. I hope you are finding this site helpful.

I read your name and thought, Blackwell could have been my last name but my dad got adopted.

Anyway, that was random.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

I had a family who did't believe me after a counselor told mother everything I told her.

Then in turn believed her.

I was made out to be a liar.

But as you said, I know the truth. And I soooo know the truth too.

So, when you tell, if your family doesn't believe you, it's not you with the problem, it's them.


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Hi, and welcome to AS :flowers:

My name is Sara and I'm a member of the Newbie Support Team here at AfterSilence, so if you have any questions or problems then feel free to send me a message and I'll do my best to help you out.

I'm so sorry for what you've been through, and what you're still going through - I can assure you that you're not alone. There are people here who understand, and I hope you find everything you're looking for here. Posting your story is a big step and takes courage, so just take your time and make sure you're comfortable with it first.

Take good care,

Sara x

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Hi there,

Glad you joined the Forum.

I have a family who support the abuser, and tried to get me to support him too. Eventually, I decided that I could not wait around, and left the family and found others. It is difficult.

I hope you can find a way to build relationships with family members.


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