If you’re wondering what ‘Your Story’ is all about you can read more here. Today’s post is anonymous and is here to give a voice to someone who has nowhere else to tell her story. Please feel free to leave your comments, she will be reading and will respond to as many as possible. If you feel affected by what you read, possibly because you have experienced something similar, please check out the links I’ve included at the bottom of the post, they are to well known and respected support groups. Thanks for reading.
Oh, thank you! Yes, I’m six today, I’m a very big girl now. How old are you? Huh? Why is it rude to ask? Are you really old then? Oh, ok, I won’t ask again.
No, no party. We are going to visit my cousins. We go there lots. My cousins are boys and they are very bold sometimes but I like them most of the time. Me and my littler sister, we have fun there. We used to make my Mum cross because we would fight about the beds, but we don’t do that anymore. I let her sleep in the bed by the window all the time now.
Well, uummmm, you see I didn’t know.
Ok, I woke up one night and I thought I was at home because I heard the puppy crying. Then I turned around and it wasn’t the puppy it was my sister. I didn’t know, I really didn’t know he did it to her too. I didn’t like the sound she was making and I was really scared. So now I sleep in the bed by the door, then he won’t get to her. He only goes to the bed by the door.
I feel bad and sad, sad and bad. Hey, that rhymes! I only feel like that while it happens and after. I kind of forget then when I get home, until the next time we visit. Then my tummy starts to feel funny and I get scared again.
Don’t be silly. If I tell then Mum and Aunt will fight and they will both cry lots and lots. Then I’ll never see my cousins ever, ever, EVER again. I don’t want that to happen. I don’t want my Mum to be that cross and sad.
Yes, we are leaving in a little while, it takes a long time to get to their house. I hate being in the car long, it’s boring.
Ok, see ya.
There are many groups and associations who provide support to victims of abuse. The two charities listed below are well respected and, vitally, they also provide advice and support to the partners of victims. If you have suffered abuse and are considering speaking out about it for the first time, know that there is support out there for you and it is never too late to take that step.