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I was abused by a family member between the ages of 5 and 15.

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I was abused by a family member between the ages of 5 and 15. My real father left when I was 5. My step father committed suicide. I was then drugged and raped 12 months later. Just when I think I am ok and happy and well adjusted I fall apart. I have a 4 year old son and I don't want this to rub off on him. I think I need a little help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Natasha : hello
Dr. Natasha : have you seen a therapist?
Dr. Natasha : hello
JACUSTOMER-t6dcv5a0- :

I saw a counsellor around 5 years ago but left after a few sessions

Dr. Natasha : why?
JACUSTOMER-t6dcv5a0- :

I didn't feel comfortable

Dr. Natasha : well you have had suffered terrific trauma
Dr. Natasha : nobody should have gone what you went through
Dr. Natasha : nobody
Dr. Natasha : you were robbed of your childhood and your sense of safety
JACUSTOMER-t6dcv5a0- :

but lots of people do, and they cope

Dr. Natasha : this needs extensive therapy
Dr. Natasha : with someone you trust and someone you like
JACUSTOMER-t6dcv5a0- :

I don't trust anyone, and when I have spoken to people about it, they don't believe me

Dr. Natasha : that is why you need to speak with a professional
Dr. Natasha : this will rub off on your family
Dr. Natasha : eventually
Dr. Natasha : it just will
Dr. Natasha : but if you see a therapist, you can talk to them, have an outlet and stop this from happening
Dr. Natasha : hello
JACUSTOMER-t6dcv5a0- :

and now you have gone?! That's a waste of money!

Dr. Natasha :

i am not gone you left

Dr. Natasha :

I am not sure how I can help you- you need to see a therapist. that is the answer to this query

JACUSTOMER-t6dcv5a0- :

pleasehelp me

Dr. Natasha :

how do you want me to help you

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