Personal Narrative: Childhood Sexual Abuse

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When I was 12-years-old, I decided to tell someone about the sexual abuse my father did to me when I was 8-years-old. It was a difficult chose for me because my father said that if I told anyone he would hurt me. I over grew the fear of my father hurting me when I found out my mother and him were getting a divorce.
Over the course of the next two years, I had to talk to many counselors about what he did to me. It was very difficult at first, but after so long it became a normal thing to have to talk about.During those two years, we had been back and forth with different dates for the final court hearing. A final hearing was finally sent at the end. The day I went to court I was 14-years-old and I was terrified even thou there had been a mock
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By the time all was said and done, we spent about two hours in the court house. The end results ended with my father being found not guilty by reason of doubt. After that, my father and grandmother tried pushing for unsupervised visitations, though that, at least, did not happen. After a few months, they stopped trying to push for visitations of any sort. About a year later, we had to go back to court because my father had decided to push for supervised family counseling between me and him, and my sisters and him. We all ended up seeing more counselors to discuss how we felt about it. None of us wanted to, other than my father, but one of our counselors said it would be in the best interest for us to see our father and talk about how we felt about him.
Because of that, the judge decided that there will be supervised counseling between us. My mother had to be the one to find a place that we could see him though, because she had full custody of us. So far she hasn’t had very much luck being able to find a place that will take us with our insurance or without having to change counselors
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