My name is ashley and I can relate to so many of your brave stories and strengh that you all have shared. My story happened when I was a little girl my brother was physicaly and sexualy abusive to me for years. My mother cought my brother one time abusing me and sent him back to his room shut my door and walked back down stars. He eventualy lived with my piece of shit alcaholic father in houstin but what really hurt the most is my mother continues to this day have a relationship with him. I dont understaid how you can have a relationship with your child who physically and sexually abused the other. My mother and I dont have a relationship and im great with that. I had no one there for me and I was all alone. I feel that my grandfathers spirit helped me alot Im just happy that im getting help now because I know I need it.