Will she ask about it? What to say?
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|Wed, 12-02-2009 - 8:19pm|
My step-daughter was sexually abused when she was 5 years old. Her BM's boyfriend at the time...touched & did other things to her 'downstairs'. Thankfully, she was not raped.
She asked about it occasionally over the next 3 months or so after it happened but then never mentioned it again. We did not have her go to therapy only because she seemed very unaffected and we didn't want therapy to really 'press' the issue that this bad thing happened to her, etc. All of the doctors said it was ok to opt out of therapy.
If she ends up asking about it when she gets older...what is the appropriate thing for her father & I to tell her? (Her mother is not really in her life anymore...only calls 1 time a year, etc). If she doesn't ask about it - should we tell her?
What have you guys done in this scenario?