Ok one more question from me (although I can't promise it will be the last). I know for my son (9yo) one of the issues he is facing right now in the light of his abuse is feeling "different" because of his experience. I don't want him to feel isolated and alone and I'm considering having my husband share his own story of childhood sexual abuse with our son to help ease some of that "lonliness" but I am not sure if it's appropriate. My husband was sexually abused much of his childhood by an older step brother and while it's difficult for him to talk about it still I know he could/would share some of this with our son if it might help. My question is WILL IT help?! Or will it just confuse our son more? Part of me feels like it will make him feel less alone and to know that you can grow up and be "normal" and not angry always like his sweet Daddy. Maybe it will make him feel like he can confide in dad even more than he already does? As he gets older maybe he can talk to Daddy about his sexual confusion (my husband often recalls to me how confusing it was for him during puberty because he was molested by another male he thought it meant he was "gay") if he has any? Or is just more damaging? Have any of you opened up about your own personal abuse with your children and if so to what extent? I know that our son doesn't need to know exact details but I'm wondering if it might help to know that he has someone in his life that has gone through the same thing who he can ask questions of. Input??
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