Constance’s Signs of Being Abused
I grew up from 1 week old until I was 13 w/o the knowledge my biological mother existed; i.e., I have a step-mother that my father led me to believe was my mother. It took many years for me to realize how abusive my father was and remains today (I am 46). My mother’s family members told me 2 yrs ago how they were affected, accusations my father continues to deny.
Constance’s Emotional Signs of Abuse
Still evokes confusion, feelings that I am betraying my father, anger
Constance’s Story of Abuse
It’s hard to describe what happened when I was 1 week old. I can only go by my mother’s family members who
(1) ran down the street chasing my father and/or
(2) let my father in to the home where my sister and I were staying.
The experience evidently was most traumatic for my mother but also for the numerous nieces and nephews. It remains to some extent traumatizing to me in the fact that my father refuses to admit that he could have handled things differently and insists that my biological mother denied we were her children in her will. It feels like that side of the family somehow can’t understand that I had nothing to do with the actions of our father and we can’t be blamed for his actions.
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