Dear Robbie:

I'm sorry that your telling your mom about the abuse didn't elicit more support. I read the pamphlet that was recommended by Pero in response to my first post. Apparently, shock and denial are common reactions. That doesn't clear your feeling of rejection, I know. As a mom. I guess I'm asking you to someday==maybe when you are truly recovered--accept your mom's failings as human--awfully human in the face of awful circumstances if that makes sense. So many men on this board who have faced what I consider unspeakable cruelty and have found the courage to deal with it. Hopefully moms can find that courage too