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#216228 - 04/07/08 04:11 PM Re: Help. Help. I think my cousin has been sexuall [Re: Ken Singer, LCSW]
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Originally Posted By: Ken Singer, LCSW
If you avoid the "I'll tell you something but you can't say anything to anyone" trap, you can say to him (if he does disclose abuse) that the abuser wants him to keep it secret. He may have tried to make it go away or forget about it but it probably keeps coming back. He can't fix this by himself because if he could have, he would have.



what trap is that?

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#216263 - 04/07/08 06:37 PM . [Re: king tut]
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#216365 - 04/07/08 11:33 PM Re: Help. Help. I think my cousin has been sexuall [Re: JustJeff]
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Re: The sister not replying - depending on how tight the family is, or how tight with the abuser, she might be circling the wagons - or this might just be my paranoia...



Edited by hogan_dawg (04/07/08 11:43 PM)
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#216430 - 04/08/08 07:04 AM . [Re: hogan_dawg]
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