Crystal - posted on 04/22/2016 ( 8 moms have responded )
I found out on September 8 2015 that my now ex husband (her step dad) had gone into my 12 year old daughters room and was feeling on her. I now know they call this the grooming process! I went through the what I now know is normal feeling, shock, anger, denial, depression ect! I have stayed strong for my baby girl and she has been in counseling ever since. We still have our ups and downs with emotions but I continuely tell her how proud I am of her that she spoke up so I could protect her! How unbelievably strong she is! That this is not her fault and this does not define her but makes her a stronger person! I believe know what I need to do to help her and I am doing everything in my power to make sure she heals from this. However I am struggling with this, the case is still pending with felony charges and I can't seem to heal! I think I'm doing better but it sneaks up on me and I have been fighting off the depression again! As a mom, how do I move on, not from him but what he did to my baby and my family? How can I trust anyone ever again? I know I am no where close to wanting to be in a relationship but I'm scared of how emotionless I have become to everyone but my kids and a few close friends and family! Will this emptiness of emotions go away one day? I'm Just lost! I'm good at pretending everything is ok but I'm struggling inside... Needing to know how other moms have coped with this!