You helped me move on from my uncle's sexual abuse

DEAR DEIDRE: WHEN I was a girl, my uncle abused me. Earlier this year, he was finally up in court to face trial.

Knowing I’d have to see him again, and how stressful it would be, I wrote to you for support.

For more advice from Dear Deidre

No issue is too small, too large or too embarrassing. Read our personal replies here.

  • Dear Deidre on Mental Health
  • Dear Deidre on Identity  
  • Dear Deidre on Debt and Money 
  • Dear Deidre on Work
  • Dear Deidre on Health and Wellbeing 
  • Dear Deidre on Addiction

You reassured me that I had the strength to face him and to be cross-examined by his barrister.

You also put me in touch with NAPAC, the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (

Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough evidence to convict my uncle.

I was gutted but glad to have had my day in court, and told the truth.

Now that it’s over, my husband and I have decided to change our lives and fulfil a long-held dream.

We’re selling our home and buying a canal boat, and plan to travel up and down the waterways.

Get in touch with Deidre

Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.

Send an email to [email protected]

You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.

I know things won’t be easy but now, at 53, I feel much stronger and at peace with myself.

Thanks for holding my hand, Deidre.

DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so glad I could help you to find the inner resources to get through this.

And good luck with your new adventure!

NEXT IN TODAY'S DEAR DEIDRE A psychic told me my boyfriend is my soulmate – but something's not right

READ DEIDRE'S PHOTO CASEBOOK Dan notices his girlfriend is a bit of an exhibitionist

GET IN TOUCH How the page works and how to contact us

    Source: Read Full Article