It might seem as if there isn't even time to take a breath, but it's crucial now to create moments of peace in order to contemplate the meaningful questions of life.
Abusers depend on their victims to meet their emotional needs and to “keep it a secret.” Abusing children allows him to feel like a powerful person instead of a victim.
In fact, upon open discovery, the mother may even insist that the daughter be removed from the home.
It is important to recognize, however, that this does not apply to all mothers of incest survivors.
Most abusers deny the event and some claim seduction by the child.
Fact: Sexual abuse is extremely difficult to treat because it involves different people moving at different speeds (father, mother, child, other siblings).