In Front of My Abusive Father
I just read a story by an EP friend of mine. About seein a therapist with her dad present.. where she will be asked to talk about "how she feels" about him and how he treats her.
It reminded me of the time I was made to see a social worker and at the interview I was asked by the social services worker whether my father abused me, in front of my father. I couldn't say anything against him for fear of making it worse for myself and for my mum and brother.. When I said "no" my father even offered to leave the room and let me talk to the social worker alone if I wanted to, just to try to look like he was being really open and honest and all that.. How could I possibly say I wanted him to leave the room? I said that I didn't need to talk with the social worker alone because there was nothing to tell. What the hell else could I say? The stupid social worker thought that was fine though, he seemed quite satisfied that I couldn't be being abused because he'd asked me and I'd told him no. So nothing happened, we went home and it all carried-on like before.