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I keep having argument with my daughter about my sexual abuse

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I keep having argument with my daughter about my sexual abuse issue with my father. I have seen a psychothereapist for four years, she has since cut me loose saying that I should be able to function better, but will be there for any unforseen problems. My question she beleives that i should just get over it, I have on several occassions informed her that it doesn't just go away forever and that from time to time it will still be an issue, they don't understand why I still get upset when on tv there is this issue in the storyline and ask if we could not watch this program? Is that wrong and why do they think it would ever just go away?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Relationship
Expert:  JR, M.A. replied 8 years ago.
Hi Terrijean,

I agree with you and your therapist. You should not have to watch television programs that trigger negative thoughts or bad memories. If your children don't accept this, there is really nothing you can do about it. It seems like you have tried to get them to listen, but they cannot seem to put themselves in your shoes. I do have one suggestion though. I think you should have your family come with you to one of your therapy sessions. Let the therapist tell your family more about how the abuse affects your functioning. Frankly, if they will not listen to the psychologist, you are out of luck here. Talk with your therapist about having a family session soon. I think this would be a great way of involving your family and letting them know what you are going through. If they do not want to come, then they are clearly not interested in understanding you. I'm sorry to hear about this poor treatment of you. You do not deserve this type of treatment.

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