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Jemima7777
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Hello!
This is kind of a big yeah for me! I called the police and pressed charges against my ex step-father and my mother’s brother for assault of every kind, verbal, physical and sexual. The first few people whom I talked to were insensitive and almost rude but the police officer who opened the file was so unbelievably nice and respectful! It was great!
I am waiting for a call from the investigating officer at the beginning of august.
Yeah! Happy! I’m proud of myself and just wanted to share this with you! I've been wanting to do this for a while now! I had to summon a huge dose of courage! It felt like I was jumping in a freezing lake!
Then, I went downtown and bought myself natural and vegetarian comestics! Soap, massage bars, face masks, etc. ! [Smile]

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Robin Lee
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Yay for you for going through with something that means so much to you, and for rewarding yourself afterwards.

I hope the officers you deal with from here on out are sensitive and helpful, and please know that we're here to support you as you go through this process.

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copper86
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Congratulations on taking a brave and empowering step! I'm very proud of you!

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Heather
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Oh, someone must have taken a trip to Lush. [Smile] Good for you!

Of course, that's minor compared to those giant, brave steps that you took reporting. That's amazing, Jemima, and you're amazing. [Smile]

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MusicNerd
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Wow, Jemima! That was such a courageous thing you did to go to the police. That's really awesome! And I'm also glad you were able to treat yourself afterwards. [Smile]

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Sans
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Yay! Congrats! I agree with MusicNerd. That was so very brave of you. I'm glad too that you had some self-care time afterwards. I'm so happy for you! [Big Grin]

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Jemima7777
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Thank you everyone!! Sharing this with you feels great!

I hope the police officers I will be dealing with will be sensitive, sensible and encouraging. Being judged or laughed at is my worst fear, but everytime this fear comes up, I take a deep breath and tell myself that I am NOT ridiculous. That if they laugh at me, they are the problem, they are incompetent. But I think it's going to be okay. I trust myself, and I trust this. [Smile] Also, what encourages me is that he already has a heavy criminal file concerning sexual assaults and abuse.

And yes, I did go to lush! These products are magical! And every employee wants to massage your hands there!

once again, thank you everyone! I'll keep you posted!!

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Sans
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quote:
Originally posted by Jemima7777:

I hope the police officers I will be dealing with will be sensitive, sensible and encouraging. Being judged or laughed at is my worst fear, but everytime this fear comes up, I take a deep breath and tell myself that I am NOT ridiculous. That if they laugh at me, they are the problem, they are incompetent. But I think it's going to be okay. I trust myself, and I trust this. [Smile]

I think that's a great attitude to have. [Smile] Go you!

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Jemima7777
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THANKS! [Big Grin]

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