I know this is a major conclusion to jump to. My husband recently started having really early memories of his Mother and Sister touching him inappropriately. I don't want to get into details because its just too painful. He never told me this before, and we have been married for 5 years.
Recently, my daughter has stopped wanting to spend the night with his mother, whom previously she was very close to. She started having night terrors, wetting the bed, and making odd sexual gestures towards me. Such as rubbing my face and looking 'deeply' into my eyes. I brushed it off as her mimicking my DH and I because we have always been very affectionate. The last time she had a sleepover there, she came home with really irritated private parts and a yeast infection. Well, I thought it was maybe from her having accidents and not cleaning up properly. But now I am wondering if its something else. So last night my DH told me that he had suspicions of my MIL doing something to her. I just don't know where to go from here, because my gut feeling as a mother knows that my DD's recent behavior is not normal, and kind of classic signs of abuse. I also don't want to jump to conclusions.
One more thing to add, about a year ago out of the blue my MIL called my DH and asked him if he thought that my DD had been abused by my father. (who she rarely spends time with and is never alone-he is a gambler, alcoholic. We haven't seen him in over a year) I just think its strange that she would ask that out of the blue.
Am I overreacting? What should we do now? Should we call the police? I know I am going to get my DD into some kind of therapy. BTW- she is 5. and I haven't asked her any questions because I dont want to lead her into saying something....
Asked by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Apr. 22, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by BluEyedCrazy at 2:47 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
I don't have any advice but I'm giving you a bump...this is a terrible situation that no family should have to go through and I am terribly sorry. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers and thoughts
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