I’m so sorry you were violated as a child by the man who was supposed to protect you from evil. It’s hard to forget the trauma from such violation. Once a trusted adult violates the trust, it can never be regained. We are left trying to put the pieces of our fractured lives together again and our perpetrators act as if nothing ever happened. Football stiff arms are in accordance for family members who abuse us. It’s all about protecting our personal boundaries. I’m happy you’re at peace with your decision to keep your distance and not trust your dad. Once you find peace my friend, do what you must to maintain it at all costs.
Maya Angelou said when someone shows you who they are, we should believe them. There are some things you can forget, but child molestation is not one of them. Thank you for sharing your story with others. I know it’s going to help someone validate their experiences.