Janette - posted on 09/18/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )
My daughter revealed (four months ago) sexual abuse at the hands of her step-father (still married, but separated). He is the father of my eight-year-old son. The incident that she spoke of happened 5 years ago.
While I keep getting people telling me I've "done the right thing" and I'm "handling things with grace", I feel like I'm slipping every time I try to move forward. My daughter's father found out on-line, through something I posted. I realize now I made a mistake putting up the post, but honestly, my intention was to reach out to another human being. (I guess I needed to more than I realized). I also realize that it was harmful to my daughter, if for no other reason than her father won't stop harassing her now, demanding information...I also failed to protect her privacy.
So that's it...I really just feel like a big failure.
Where are we supposed to go for support? How do we talk about the abuse, while still protecting the identity of our children? I need to talk to someone who understands. I feel so alone.