Mother in denial about abuse

Not really a confession, but I don't know where else to anonymously seek advice.

When I was young my grandfather abused me. I'm pretty sure he abused my cousin too and when she told her mum (she was 8 and it happened 10 years ago) her mum freaked and called the police but they couldn't do anything without proof so it wasn't pursued. My mum always held a grudge about my aunt calling the cops on their dad. She's convinced my cousin made it up and that my aunt was stupid for believing her. Many years have passed and I've tried to tell her about the things he did to me but she's in denial and I haven't pushed the subject. In the past year I've really struggled with the trauma and I've held my own personal emotional battle over what he did to me. It hurts that my mum can't support me and she keeps on about how wrong my aunt was and I want to say something!!!! But what can I say when she's flat out ignored me in the past. I'm 18 now and I don't want to hurt her but I'm hurting so much. I wish my mum could support me but i know it's better to just keep it quiet so that I don't break up the family

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  • you are 18...unless you are a worthless kid that is planning on living off your mother forever I would tell her bye and get the f*** out..tell her she can live with her pervert father.....maybe she is really your sister.....

  • It's quite possible he abused your mother when she was young. If that happened, your mother may not want to confront that fact. This could explain why she is reluctant to support you or face the truth.

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