Dear me – aged 6,
I know that you don’t understand what is happening to you – you don’t know why you are being hurt…but remember that it is not your fault. It is not your fault that he has decided to hurt you so much – there is nothing wrong with you…you are a sweet and innocent child and you should be protected. I am sorry that I cannot protect you – sorry that you had to go through all of this – but it will make you stronger. I know that doesn’t make it easier – and nothing I can say will make it fair…because it isn’t. I wish you were strong enough to face this now – to ask for the help you need…but I understand that you are just a frightened child and you don’t understand any of this. When you are able to face this we will do it together…I promise that I will help you through this – I will give you the support you need and I will try to be strong enough for both of us…and when I am not I promise that I will allow myself to be weak and ask for help.
Me – aged 31