I know that therapy is good for my son in the long run, but right now it’s causing him to relive the abuse and it shows in his behaviors, sleep, and he’s started having bathroom accidents again. They’re working on his “trauma narrative” in therapy; he’s writing/illustrating a book about the abuse.
When he’s done writing it, he’s going to read it to me in the next session. He’s going to finish the book this week and will be reading it to me next week. I’m not ready. I know nothing about the abuse, just that it happened over a long period of time at the hands of his paternal stepbrother.
I’m not sure how to handle this. I know I need to talk to his therapist about it, but...When he reads it to me, am I supposed to show emotion so he knows I care, or wall the emotions off and “stay strong” like usual?
After that therapy session I’m going to go home, get him in bed, then stay up half the night with my dying mother to make sure her pain medicine gets her through the night just like every other night. I can’t drink to get through it. I’ve been alone for so long that you’d think I’d be used to it, but the last few weeks has broken me and I don’t know how to do this alone anymore.
Those of you who are alone with this— How do you do it? Are we all just dying inside and hiding it from our kids? I’m not okay. I don’t know how to be okay anymore.
Hi everyone, does anyone have a kind word they would like to share. I could really use a kind word. I don’t get them from family. I’m broken. I just feel like crying.
My son, 13 disclosed in December and it has been a whirlwind since. We have done EVERYTHING required of us as promptly as requested.My son is REALLY struggling. He is in what the school describes as crisis mode. He says he just wants to be/feel normal and he can't achieve this on his own although he feels he tries. Resources are up and coming however he has yet to get any help. We were warned at...