From Tracie: -10AM Margaret's Story

Saturday, May 15, 2010

-10AM Margaret's Story

I was asked by Tracie if I would like to share my story on the sexual and physical abuse I suffered when I was a child.  All the names have been changed and if you do stop by my blog please don’t comment about this matter on there.  If you want to respond feel free to e-mail me at margaannemarie(at)yahoo(dot)com.

I don’t really remember most of my childhood because I blocked a lot of it out.  I know if I wanted to recall it all I could but I don’t think it is a good idea to try and remember it all.  When I was a child and living with my mom and dad I suffered a lot of physical and sexual abuse.  I don’t really remember the sexual abuse.  All I remember about it is that it happened, and  for many years to come I thought I was all my fault.  I remember some of the physical abuse.  One time that I remember like it was yesterday was when we were all sitting in a car.  For some reason my parents were arguing.   My dad got out of the car and my mom kept locking the doors so he could not get her.  I remember how scared I was and how I didn’t understand what was really going on.  There was another time I had to be like four years old or so and both my parents forced me to watch Chuckie even though I didn’t want to watch it.  To this day I still can’t watch those movies and I don’t like scary movies. 

I know look back it all and wonder how my parents could treat us like that.  I really wish I was younger because then I could be like my brother and remember much of the horrors I had to endure.  I really hope that someone out there will read this and step in and help children that are being abused.  Kids that are living through the hell I went through just need one person on their side to survive it and realize that it isn’t their fault.


  1. Thank you so much for being brave enough to share your story and for calling us to action. We must protect the children... kudos to those who step in and save lives.

  2. one person is all we need to survive many things. sharing is another way we help