My mother was not the one who sexually abused me as a child but she is equally responsible for it because she allowed it to happen. She stated to recently that she has seen programs and read articles that state most mothers do know their child/children are being sexually abused but do nothing to stop it. They go in denial, ignore it or just don't care or even some instances participate. She looked me in the eye and said she did not know. I made no comment to her as I did not even know what to say. I know somehow she did know. The facts say to me she had to at least suspect. Most of my flashes of memory now are related to her. I realize my mother will be my biggest trigger now.
My mother told me once within the last ten years anyway that she has forgiven herself for what happened to my sister and my at the hand of the evil stepfather. that statement made me angry and still does. She never asked for my forgiveness nor my sister's. So i guess good for her. My mother saw all the other abuse and did not step in to stop it. I was beaten with a belt almost everyday. Skinny belt if I was really naughty wider belt if ordinary naughty. She allowed us to take baths with evilstepfather clear up to the age of 9 at least. She allowed him to thump us on the forehead frequently. She allowed him to dictate our eating structure. All the drapes closed so we cannot see anything while we eat. We were not allowed to speak. We had to take a bite of each item on our plate before we could take a drink and if there was something on our plate we did not like we got twice as much. She would watch him cut our fingernails down to the quick and use a tool to push our cuticles back until they bled. AND so much more kinds of mini tortures.
My mother once made the mistake of telling me once that the evil stepfather had sex with her maybe once a month after they were married. You know my mother was not a stupid woman. She was educated and very intelligent. She was a registered nurse and back when she was in training they went to nurses training for 4 years and did tours in all wards. She did a tour in the psych ward and dealt with sociopaths. It was my mother who took me to the hospital 2 to 3 times a year with severe bladder infections. I remember once it was so bad that my entire gentital area was crusted over and I could not urinate. I was screaming in physical pain. The 60's child rape was very taboo and hospital personal were not required to report any abuse back then. I had 7 surgeries on my bladder in those years I was being abused. What 5,6,7,8,and 9 year old has that many severe infections to require surgeries to get rid of the infections. The multiple cathoder (sp!) given to me was painful and I would have to have the entire time I was in the hospital. They never found anything wrong with my bladder or kidneys that would explain the frequent infections. One surgery the incision got infected so I had to be taken back to the hospital and a drainage tube was inserted in the incision. I was 7 and I remember it well. I have an indentation in that scar where that tube was. that scar is a reminer to me of the damage caused by the evil stepfather. It healed but not well. My mother to this day denies these infections were caused by the evil stepfather. Oh but how funny then that when we moved out of state I got no more of those infections and I stopped wetting the bed. Go figure. My mother did not know? She is only fooling herself.
Okay I have to stop this blog for now. blessings to all