Article by Pam Rowe
In response to this question, I can only tell you about what happened, what I did and why.
My father, who I met for the first time when I was 15, sexually abused me. He used the fact that I was a vulnerable child who experienced being raped before I met him, to tell himself it was okay to have sex with me. To quote him, “you were having sex already.” As a result, I left home at age 16, going into a relationship for rescue, rather than one that was good for me.
After years of no contact with him, one day he turned up looking emaciated with no-one to look after him. I could not turn him away. I felt I...