You Are Not Alone
When I was seven years old I was badly abused by my stepfather. It all started when he and my Mother got divorced. He received full custody of my brothers and me, but since I was not his biological child and my brothers were, he felt the need to treat me differently. He would beat and molest me on a daily basis. I always tried to stand up for myself and tell him “no,” but he would just beat me even more. I finally told my Mother what he was doing and we got help.
I was ten years old when I got away. We are happy to be away from him but now we struggle financially. I am now seventeen years old, but no matter how long ago it was I can remember it like it was yesterday. I feel the pain and suffering I went through before. I now have problems with trust and many other things. I want everybody to know that you CAN get away. Also know that there are people out there that have gone through the same if not similar situation. You are not alone.