My friends distanced themselves after I admitted I was abused | The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: SINCE I told people that my teacher and babysitter abused me when I was a young boy, everyone has distanced themselves from me.

I was repeatedly raped from the age of eight to eleven, but was too scared to speak up.

I suppressed the memories.

I’m now 18, and have been self-harming and had mental health problems.

A counsellor helped me open up.

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But since I told my family and a few close friends, they’ve been avoiding me.

I feel so alone and it’s making my mental health worse.

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DEIDRE SAYS: Nothing that happened to you was your fault.

But hearing the truth is making those close to you uncomfortable, and perhaps your family feels guilty for not protecting you.

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If your relationship with your counsellor is good, it would be worth going back for continued support.

You could also share my support pack, Abused As A Child, with your family to help them process what has happened to you.

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