Thank you all for such a warm welcome! It is a help knowing there are people out there who understand how I feel.
A friend of mine is often heard to say 'Ooo, I could write a book!'. I have often thought it would be a way to exorcise some of my demons, but truth being stranger than fiction by far, who would really believe my story. In brief, I was raped as a very young teenager. When I was 17 I got married. 6 weeks later I had a 6 week prem baby boy. 6 weeks later my husband indulged in the ulltimate rejction - I had to identify him where he was found the next day. 12 years later I re-married and took on 3 step-daughers. All the kids are grown up now, with children of their own (8 of them). When my son was 30 he came very close to dying of the same blood disorder which killed my mother and I had a severe breakdown at that point. My husband has become an alcoholic, and has suffered a heart attack. At age 45 a so called family friend attempted to rape me in my own kitchen when everyone else was upstairs sleeping - including his then girlfriend. I didn't tell anyone for more than 2 years. Flash forward, and an elderly friend I walked into his living room and found him . I had to deal with the aftermath, including doctors, police inquest, funeral and all the other legal stuff as he had no family. This year another
friend tried - he survived the attempt, but didn't escape the biggest ticking off of his life! (He is much happier and settled now, thankfully, the crisis seems to have passed.)
No publisher would print it!
I am sorry but I had to edit your post due to rule#1 of our forum. We have alot of younger teens that come on this site. I hope you understand.
1. No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence. (ie. illicit drug use, including medical marijuana use, threats of suicide or self-injury, or threatened or intended physical harm). Discussions of suicide or self-harm that are deemed negative and therefore potentially injurious to others are also not permitted.
Post Edited By Moderator (ShynSassy) : 7/7/2007 6:42:40 AM (GMT-6)