I Forgave the Man Who Molested Me

Forgiveness of sexal abusers 88 People

    A Very Long Time

    I carried my hatred for the people that molested for many years.  I almost consumed me and made me look at relationships in a hardened way.  I distrusted everyone that even appeared to be trying to get close enough to have a relationship with me.  In the...
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    3 Responses Jul 4, 2008

    He raped me when I was 16.

    And 2 years ago he walked in to my church. I wanted to run and hide but I knew there was a reason. I went thru a lot but 3 weeks later I was able to actually hug him and talk to him without saying I forgive you. It was very scary and hard but I was able to pull thru with Gods...
    joyfullady joyfullady
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2014

    Letting Go

    What he did was wrong. It will always be wrong. I hated him for so long. He is my uncle. He should have never did this to me. One day just this year after YEARS of hate. I saw him as human. He had hit rock bottom. I let it go. I feel good about letting go of the hate. I feel like...
    Abriee Abriee
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 2, 2008

    Sick Relationship; Trying To Heal

    I am trying to get over a sick relationship.... I wish I had known then what I knew now. Today I am 30 years old. I have a great family, loving boyfriend, am an accomplished doctor, and on the outside it looks like I have the most perfect life. I was in high school. I fell in...
    Quiddity1221 Quiddity1221
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2012

    Molested At 8 Years Old

    My mom married her husband when I was about 6 years old. Maybe about two years later she became pregnant with my little brother. I had to be around 8 years old when my step father started coming in my room when everybody was sleep. He would touch me and he would tell me not to...
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    May 23, 2011

    I want to forgive the men

    who raped me when I was in the 6th grade. I don't know who they are I've never seen them before or since. I don't know how I should do this but I need to do it it's been eating away at me since I was a little boy
    CaptPetemoss CaptPetemoss
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    A Little To Late To Tell Him

    I finally forgave the man that started me down the difficult road of life.  In the beginning I loved him because I though he loved me only to find out he was only using me for sex.  He was like so many others that abuse children(I was 5 1/2 when he...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois
    4 Responses Jan 10, 2010

    I forgave my cousin for molesting me

    when I was a kid. Ever since he went to church more often, it was like he was a different person. so we're cool now.
    Babyblue95 Babyblue95
    22-25, F
    May 4, 2015

    Summer Camp

    I really liked the fun times my camp counsler and I shared when I was 12.  He and I had some great sex and he taught me lots about being a man.  I was never scared or embarassed about what he did.  It wasn't until I was 18 that I thought what he did might ahve been...
    wetbymorning wetbymorning
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    I was about to post this

    as a comment under someone else's experience, but I reconsidered. Maybe someone who reads it can help me understand why my friend needed to do what she did. I don't judge her or have any resentment, but I cannot relate... My friend confided in me that her father had molested...
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    2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    I Forgave But Will Never Forget !!!

    I was looking for something completely different when i first found EP. I have to tell you, I was amazed at the stories I read on here because there were so many like my own, and I am not talking specifically about the stories of being abused. There were stories on here that...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream
    36-40, F
    Feb 27, 2013

    I haven't forgiven him,

    but I don't know where else to put this. I don't understand the need to forgive. Isn't it good enough that I don't hate him and that I'm not holding a grudge? I'm not sure that I can forgive. He hasn't been part of my life in 17 years. I don't think about him often enough to...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 5, 2015

    The very few people that I have told about this

    always seem to question me, baffled at how I could forgive someone who basically took my virginity away at a young age. I had to. I could not stay enraged at the man who had molested me as a child, my very own older brother. Ever since I was molested by my brother on several...
    AiKii AiKii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2014

    When I was younger my dad used to touch me in

    places that weren't supposed to be touched. I had a friend named Jacob who I told everything to. He was my best friend. I thought I could trust him. I mean why shouldn't I have? I knew him for many years we went to each others houses on the weekends and we went to an after...
    brorodosako brorodosako
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 3, 2014

    Every Dog Has Their Day

     My uncle sexually abused myself and two of my sisters for many years. We all suffered silently as we grew older. After 11 years, I finally came out with it in support of my sister. My sister is still a minor so authorities had to be notified. It didn't matter that so much...
    KnowJenny KnowJenny
    22-25, F
    9 Responses May 4, 2009


    He molested me. He was my camp counselor, it happened. His conviction was overturned and he got to go free. I have never been free from the memories or fear. I have just found him after 25 years and don't know what to do now???
    jennieb29 jennieb29
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2010

    Never Gave Myself Time To Forgive

    i wanted to forgive him and i think in some way that i did a very long time ago.its just that i was not even given time to feel anything before everyone was in my face telling me to let it go, i read something here that made me want to share my story. someone said that when...
    amicawinters amicawinters
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2013

    I wouldn't say it's forgiveness.

    I don't know what it is. he was a family member. I still see him, and til this day he denies that he did what he did.. SICK. I try not to think about it. it's like a living nightmare. I was probably 10 when it happened. and he told me not to tell anyone. I was so scared. but I...
    Jose020 Jose020
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    I Begged For Mercy

    I literally got down on my knees and begged God to take him!  You are probably wondering what that has to do with forgiveness,  That is the point of my writing about this experience. I was my molested by my uncle when I was ten years old.  He not only took my innocence, he...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2011
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