male survivor here...
reading this thread makes me cry. for the son, for the mother, for myself.
don't wasnt to hijack this but jsut gotta say - somaticfilter & sherefe - you are BLESSED! you might not see it that wasy - but i'd have done anything to have had my mom's support - hell - even to have had her notice anything or to have believed me when i one time tried to reveal - years later. she denied that my memories could be true. never went there again...
it is SO GOOD that you are facing this and working through things TOGETHER! so many of us guys here are so much older and have kept dark secrets buried for so long. it may seem like forever to you - but believe me - by addressing the issues NOW - you have a much better chance at a better life.
keep up the good work. we are here for you.
wishing you strength and courage and hope!!!
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"