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Eleven-year-old Erin Merryn's existence was once reworked at the evening she used to be sexually abused through her cousin, an individual she enjoyed and relied on. because the abuse persevered, and as she used to be compelled to determine her abuser over and over in social occasions, she struggled with self-doubt, panic assaults, nightmares and the burden of even if to inform her negative mystery. It wasn't till a demanding sequence of occasions confirmed her the price of silence that she selected to talk out-in the method destroying either her kin and the final of her innocence.

Through her own diary, written throughout the years of her abuse, Erin Merryn stocks her trip via discomfort and confusion to internal energy and, finally, forgiveness. uncooked, robust and unflinchingly sincere, Stolen Innocence is the inspiring tale of 1 girl's fight to turn into a girl, and a vibrant gentle at the ache and devastation of abuse.

Stolen Innocence is written with conviction and readability. [Erin Merryn] does not carry again, and that i admire her honesty and openness...By the tip of the publication, i presumed i used to be studying passages from a far older grownup than a highschool senior. Erin has grown right into a powerful, clever, clever, perceptive, non secular, being concerned adult."
--Susan Reedquist, The kid's Advocacy Center

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I had my first appointment this day with my therapist. Her identify is Debbie and he or she turns out really nice. this present day I crammed her in on my painful earlier with Brian. I advised her how the family members has been divided ever because it occurred and the heartache it really is for me with the flashbacks and nightmares. simply whilst our consultation was once up she requested me if i used to be harming myself by any means. I trained her of the slicing and he or she requested to determine my wrists. She advised me we might paintings on it. i'm virtually afraid to open this door of discomfort that has been closed for therefore lengthy. discomfort I don’t are looking to enable others listen. My subsequent consultation is subsequent Thursday at 4. Erin FEBRUARY 2003 10:35 P. M. The hurricane I’m caught In whilst I listen the rain It jogs my memory of my discomfort just like the hundreds of thousands of tears I’ve hung on to a majority of these years. Then I see the lightning which are scary. similar to my goals whilst all I pay attention are my screams! ultimately comes the thunder Reminding me of being below. The covers pulled over my head at the very huge mattress. The flashbacks supply me the chills Reminding me i will finish it with a bottle of capsules i glance as much as the sky desirous to cry. the celebrities shine shiny yet in my desires there's no mild. I lay and watch the time purchasing his crime. I see the solar start to upward push As tears fall from my eyes. Erin FEBRUARY 2003 6:30 P. M. Dr. Stern, my therapist, defined to me how i'm experiencing signs of PTSD, this means that submit anxious tension sickness. She defined it and it made experience. PTSD is quite common in males that experience long gone to struggle. Many sexual attack survivors event it. I informed her approximately my suicidal ideas and test. We talked much approximately my self-injury. She instructed me she desires me to get to her H’s, that are fit and invaluable. She instructed me i used to be doing whatever worthy, yet now not fit. She ended via asking me to come back up with a listing of items to do in the course of a drawback state of affairs while having a flashback or urge to chop. I’m going to move start on that now. Erin MARCH 2003 8:55 P. M. My prior glance again on my earlier appeared to pass by means of too speedy. other than whilst i used to be being held down And advised to not make a valid. attempting to disguise my tears yet he observed my worry. keeping me down on his mattress Having to do what he stated. Taking me lower than a sheet And feeling his sweaty ft. now not realizing what to assert As he started to play. each time looked to be an identical He acted like he was once in a few video game. simply listening to the sound of his breath Made me give some thought to dying. Trapping me in his residence used to be like a online game of cat and mouse. last the doorways so nobody may possibly see. As I struggled to be loose. After lengthy years i stopped the sport yet existence after that was once by no means an identical. that's serious about this day. probably the next day I’ll have extra to assert. MARCH 2003 2:57 A. M. I’m unsleeping from a bad dream. i used to be locked during this residence I’m strange with. there is not any approach out. The home windows are barred up and the doorways locked from the surface. I’m now not on my own. Brian is coming in the direction of me to make a stream. I run to the basement the place he follows me down. it's darkish and gloomy. He catches up and shoves me at the sofa, utilizing his palms to tear off my blouse.

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