My daughter was abused
I am not sure exactly what im looking for here, but i feel lost. Almost three weeks ago my husband admitted to molesting my 17 year old daughter. The abuse started at a very young age and never stopped. My understanding is that there was just rubbing and touching. He voluntarily left within the hour. We have three other children together. Have been married for 15 years. I couldnt believe this actually happened in my home and i didnt know. He seemed like the perfect dad and great husband. My daughter never gave signs of abuse. My husband only confessed because my daughter told her aunt about it. I have a restraining order and hes not coming back. Life has been hell for me and my other three children. My question to other survivors is this. My daughter wont speak to me or see me. According to family she is just not ready and didnt even want me to know. We have always had a good relationship. I wrote her a letter and have been getting messages to her. Will she ever come back to me and her siblings? Will she be able to heal from this? Does she resent me for not protecting her? I miss her so much. Her brothers and sister miss her too. I have no family support as they believe i should have known this was happening. I feel helpless because i dont know how to help her. I feel like im being selfish. I cant emagine how hard this is for her. I guess i just need hope that she'll someday be my daughter again.
Submitted November 08, 2018 at 07:13AM by tasha1270
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