Deb - posted on 01/19/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am an older mom, dealing with my adult children, ages 32 and 30. Our son recently told us that his sister "raped" him between the ages of 6-11. She denies force, but admits that they "played doctor". My son is extremely angry and agitated and depressed and blames us for not protecting him. We had no idea any thing was awry during their childhood years. They always fought and always "hated" each other, but we thought we were "on it". Our daughter has health problems and still lives at home, but our son has moved out. He demands his sister be thrown out of the home. We are devastated over this and floundering in guilt and depression ourselves. Our son refuses to get therapy, but my husband and me and our daughter are all reaching out for help. How can we help our son feel we have not abandoned him?