Sue - posted on 11/17/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
Ongoing issues 15 years later, aged 19-27 now. I have been single parent for 15 years..now 2 children see their father and 2 don't. Much tension in family...along with mental health issues/substance abuse.Hard on all of us when friends/family around us say..."move on"..."get over it".... "it's in the past" My self and 2 daughters have had counselling, and 1 daughter and my son have not. We feel like a divided family. Their father still influences/manipulates the 2 that talk to him, and distorts the truth. The rest of us are angry about this, and that they see him at all. Abuse came about by youngest daughter in play therapy. All have repressed memories of abuse, as it was so horrific. He admitted to "2" instances when they were babies, and got off on a conditional sentence, with no time served. Youngest daughter starting to remember some things, and has been with therapist for 10 yrs. She described/drew/acted out with therapist what went on, at the beginning.It's hard on them, and hard on me, as their mother.