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10 July 2014 | Comments: 0

Impact on families

My husband’s abuse was never a secret between us. He told me about it the first time we met, while sharing stories about our Catholic education. I was deeply saddened to hear what had happened to him at boarding school – at the hands of monks – but considered his openness and honesty a healthy sign, an indication that he was, as he insisted, “over it”. A year later we married at Westminster Cathedral; our future together seemed bright, the abuse a mere dark shadow from the past.Looking back, I cringe at my naivety. The man I married was kind, sensitive, and had great moral integrity, but he was also deeply damaged – because when a child is sexually abused it destroys everything in their life. The bigger the betrayal, the more it messes them up. My husba ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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