I Was Sexually Abused By My Cousin When I Was A Kid

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    I don't really talk about it.

    It started happening when I was around 11 and did not end until I was 17. At first I thought I was essentially emotionally unharmed. Years later, I know now that it will follow me for the rest of my life. I have PTSD and am incapable of having a healthy relationship with a male...
    WeMermaid WeMermaid
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2015


    When I was about 5 my 13yr old cousin came to live with us because of something to do with his step dad. From the age of 5 till I was 14 he would sexually abuse me. It never was like real sex but he would touch me in my private places and being 5 I didn't know what that meant and...
    shyerica shyerica
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

    I'm not sure I can say I was abused.

    I look back and I think I was a willing participant. It started with my older brother's friend. My bro is 2 years older than me. His best mate Chris was always around our house. I looked up to him. He was a really good sportsman and stuff. I remember being alone with him. I...
    ausmikeyjj ausmikeyjj
    41-45, M
    Apr 27, 2014

    I never knew I would write about it,

    but today, something triggered it and I feel compelled to talk about it, no matter how much vulnerable it makes me feels. I was around 4-6 years old, when it started, I didn't know what was happening to me then, I never told my family because I did not know what to say. I knew...
    ExperiencesAndNotMistakes ExperiencesAndNotMistakes
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    when I was 8 my cousin began to abuse me by

    saying lets play a game no one ever told me about good touch or bad touch or any type of abuse but I when it happened I always felt dirty it went on for years till I saw a special on tv about sexual abuse
    BriLaShelle BriLaShelle
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    I was molested for four years starting

    when I was eight years old by my mother's nephews who were four and five years older than me.
    jacobnc jacobnc
    41-45, M
    Feb 22, 2015

    Yeah, I was abused. Writing/typing this down is

    so hard, I guess because it makes it real. Someone in which I was supposed to be able to trust shattered that trust and completely betrayed me. I can't tell my parents but I did tell another authority. I feel sort of ashamed by this, I know it's not my fault but I feel like I...
    ScaryTale ScaryTale
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2014

    No Way Out.

    It all started when I was about 6 years old. my cousin would come over and we would sit in the basement and play board games. one day, we were all alone downstairs, no one could hear us, no one could see us. We were sitting on the couch together when he started to touch me. Since...
    survivor51 survivor51
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Dec 30, 2012
    1318dx 1318dx
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

    Okay - this isn't something I'd usually do.

    Hence why I decided to do it anonymously. I wanted to talk to somebody or let it out because I've kept it in for a long time. I blamed myself for a long time, wondering and asking whether it was my fault. Anyway, I don't know how old I was, I think it started when I was a...
    xJulysAngelx xJulysAngelx
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

    My cuz technically abused me

    but I was willing. She taught me when I was young and when she stopped I taught my younger sis
    Nickhand Nickhand
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 23, 2014
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