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  •  I tend to think it's a symptom of a brain disorder (5+ / 0-)

    rather than an illness in and of itself.

    Like I said below, my abuser was classic NPD. His attraction was not exclusive to children-it was just anyone he could control. Frankly, it would not surprise me if he did it to his pets too.

    But like you, I hold those who knew and did nothing most accountable. Lucky for me, my own family didn't fall into that category. My mom did suspect it, and she did try to get me help. She even took me to a child psychologist, but I would never talk (I remember none of this, by the way. I only found out after talking to her.)

    Seriously, I can't imagine what that is like-to be betrayed by your own family. I'm so sorry that you didn't have people in your life who were willing to support and protect you.

    The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places ~Ernest Hemingway
    Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle ~ Anonymous

    by SwedishJewfish on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 07:35:52 AM PDT

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    •  Thank you (3+ / 0-)

      That has been a bizarre part of my life.  I have four siblings.  I am the middle child - the "black sheep" according to them.  I left my home when I entered the USAF at an early age.  I have not had any contact with my biological family since 1978, by my choice.  I created my own two families with my two gay partners (not at the same time).  I do have an adult son and he has a small and wonderful family.

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