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