I was regularly raped over 20 years ago by my step-father. Currently have no contact with my mother but do see my real father, although only a few times a year. The trouble is is that neither parent has actually talked to me about what happened - ever and this has made me feel very badly let down by them. My dad came to visit a few days ago and that's why I'm depressed at the moment. He's the sort of man that doesn't like getting "involved" in situations and says he prefers to leave feminine problems to his wife and won't take any responsiblity whatsoever. However, I can't bare the thought of never speaking out and want to let him know just how much his neglect has hurt and damaged me over the years. When they do visit my step-mother sometimes makes comments about stories in the media and about children getting hurt through divorce etc. I just don't think the woman thinks before she let's these hurtful comments out of her mouth. The more I think about the situation the angrier it makes me. Do I have the right to approach him, maybe by writing it all out in a letter and asking my step-mother if she could be some sort of go-between? Or do I keep silent?
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