I am a single mother of 3 girls. I have been in 2 abusive relationships back to back lasting a total of 11 years. I finally got myself help from the mental hospital. When I left my husband who I had my first 2 children with this guy I knew from school since 2nd grade wanted to be with me. I had always had a crush on him and we had dated some in Jr High. I thought I knew him. I was wrong...3 years of abuse before I finally walked away. My daughter was only 9 when he took her innocence away. She only came to me 2 weeks ago and told me, she will be 11 in about a week. I am disgusted, and sooo mad at myself for not being able to see what he was doing to her. To her he was daddy. She hates her real dad for what he did to me. She told me the reason she didn't come to me sooner was because she wanted me to be happy and she was afraid I wouldn't believe her. I feel sooo bad for not making her think she can tell me anything. It is so hard for me to not go strangle this man myself. Someone please tell me how to get through this.