I'm 43 years old. After watching the follow up show on Mackenzie Phillips on Oprah I finally found the strength to admit I was sexually abused. I was 16 years old and an older cousin (19) that I looked up to as a male role model abused me. I have been carrying the shame around ever since then. I always felt like I contributed or didn't do enough to stop it. Now I can finally realize that he took advantage of the situation. I still feel shame, it's still a deep, dark, family secret that I dont feel ready to tell anyone. How do I move forward and heal?
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