Incest Survivors Support Group

Incest refers to any sexual activity between closely related persons that is illegal or socially taboo. Consensual adult incest is very rare. Incest between adults and prepubescent or adolescent children is a form of child sexual abuse that has been shown to be one of the most extreme forms of childhood trauma. If you or a loved one is a survivor of incest, join the group and find support.

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  • NikAsa

    New

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    Hi. I recently went to trial against my father for 6yrs of sexual abuse. Although I did not win due to statute of limitations it was the first step in this process. Two months later I am finally starting the process of healing with a psychologist. Although my life has been pretty good the damage, defense mechanism and many learned behaviors are holding me back. We are going to do timeline therapy...
  • Balancedowl

    Ashamed but.. does anyone have this experience?

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    Hello,  I have a question.  Does anyone else get aroused while thinking about the abuse? I have lived with such shame for a long time.  My father groomed me and was sexual wish me from age 3 or 4 until 15. I don't remember most of it or much of my childhood. But I do remember times as a young teen, when he would hold hands in public when he would take me out of town... he also molested my...
  • naturegirl5991

    Is this even possible?

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    My name is Audrey and I'm 22 years old. I was sexually abused and molested by my uncle all before I turned 10 as well as an older boy at school when I was 7. Recently I've been going to therapy to work out and confront the trauma. Over the past month I have been remembering things I had totally forgotten. I have this flashback of my face between hairy thighs and I'm looking up at a large hairy...
  • manamoru

    anger issues

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    My father sexually abused me. Does it really help to be angry at him. I have written a letter expressing my anger. I have written journals putting it all out there. But the disgust and rage does not go away. does it really help when people say get your anger out, because i try and get out the anger but its still there. I am confused. there is also this feeling of disgust and shame that i am not...
  • deleted_user

    How common is mother son incest?

    I am having some memories of what might be considered covert incest with my mother. But maybe I am crazy? How common is it?
  • Kavana94

    Husband's sister acts obsessed with him

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    Okay so I've been with my husband for 4 years. When we first got together his sister hated me, I didn't think much of it at the time though. Not long after I got with my husband I noticed some strange behavior, I caught her listening in his room when we would be talking or being intimate, and she would pound in the walls and be really angry about it (mind you we wernt really making noise, also I...
  • champion100

    prosecution

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    I need to find someone that understands the feeling that I can't bring myself to turn against my step father even though he sexually abused me and my niece.  I feel guilty that I dont want to prosecute.  I feel like he does care about me even though he did this selfish act. Why cant I be bold and help him get punished for his acts.  What is holding me back and even teriffying me?  
  • whistleblower

    EMDR: Why doesn't it help some people?

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    I can only say from my personal experience that I was told not to do further sessions using EMDR because it makes me dissociate. But I know there's another reason.I think memories come with emotions present at the specific moment they were experienced. 20-20 retrospect of those emotions is not true memory. It's an analysis of our spontaneous emotional responses years later. To my understanding,...
  • kingoflimbs

    it hurts

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    anyone else's mother their abuser?
  • clsdff01

    Struggling Today

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    So, today I have a 1.5 hour counseling appointment scheduled. Why? Because I feel like I really need to get an event off of my chest. My counselor knows about my abuse from my father, but I never give any details. I have a recurring nightmare about the first time my father did anything to me.. the start of it all I guess. I was 13 at the time.I feel like there is still a 13 year old girl inside...
  • Malibu

    Incest sucks.

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    I am new to healing from this shit.  Not new to working through healing from loss or abuse.  I had no idea how complex this issue could be and the about of damage it caused me.  Shit, shit, shit....  At a loss for words.  What a sick bastard for doing this and my parents did not protect me one I O DA!
  • AnonFuego

    Need Some Advice

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    I was touched by my brother through out my life and my cousins at a few points have touched me before until my family moved away. My brother started to invited his friends to touch me when I was 7 and it would continue to every new place that we moved. He himself didnt start raping me until I was 12 and the last time it happened was when I was 21. I never had a boyfriend and I just started...
  • MingSkye

    New to Site

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    Hi. My first post here.  A little background, which may be disjointed.  Was sexually abused by my step-father when he was active in the Army.  Was groomed from 11-13 (my mom's west coast home state); abused from 13-16 (a southern state we were stationed at my high-school years). It ended when I finally confronted and told my mother, however, she chose to stay with the monster.  That was 40...
  • Anomymous

    My Story

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    I was raped and molseted for 9 years from the age of 5 by two of my older brothers I was never aroused by it I would lie and say it felt good or they would get really rough with me i used to think that's what all brothers and sisters did so I never really saw a problem with it until I did they would always say I swear this is the last one if you do everything just right but it never would be the...
  • clsdff01

    Someone to talk to

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    Hi, I'm new here. I am looking for someone to talk to who has been through an experience similar to mine. My therapist recommended to me that it would be good to find someone who can relate. I am looking for someone who I can confide in, and who can confide in me. These things take time, and comfortability and trust is key on both ends. So, here goes a short summary:I did not live with my father...