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How Do I Tell My Mum That My Step Dad Raped Me?

By Therealsupermum @TheRealSupermum

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“How do I tell my mom that my step dad raped me”

I have noticed that a large amount of my readers have found my blog by searching “How do I tell my mom that my step dad raped me”. I have written this guide as a form of help and support for you.

Firstly I want to thank you for searching this topic, because it means you are thinking about speaking out.

Having had such a horrific experience happen to you is bad enough, now you’re left with the fear of how to tell someone what has happened to you.

How difficult is it to tell your parents? It is very difficult but you NEED to tell them and if not them then a responsible adult that you trust.

I have dealt with many women who have been raped and never spoke out, they never got over this, were consumed with guilt and fear.  Rape destroys lives and more so when you have to keep it a secret, it will eat you up inside.

Please do not fear hurting your mom by telling her, she loves you and will not want you going through this alone. She needs to know that the man she is with is capable of such a crime. She will not hate you and will not think you are lying.

What your step dad has done to you is very wrong and you are not to blame in anyway.

Do not tell your mom the full details if this is too hard for you, but do please sit her down and say “I was raped”. The rest will then follow. The sooner you can do this the better.

If you are too afraid to tell your mom or your dad then have you a friend or a family member you can talk too?

If you are of school age, speak to a teacher or the school nurse, they can inform your parents on your behalf. You could also speak with your GP if you are afraid to speak out.

The ultimate thing is you must speak out.


Rape Crisis: 0808 802 9999

Victim Support: 0845 30 30 900

RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) National Helpline: 0808 802 9999

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