Hello, I wonder if there is anyone out there who might be able to give me a few pointers?
Between the ages of 10 and 13 whilst a pre pubescent, I suffered repeated sexual abuse. Apart from my wife to whom I confided a year back (and to whom I also came out after 19 years of marriage as a DL and, more recently as an AB) I have never discussed this with anyone but I think the time has now come to seek professional support and hopefully to get a few answers and to lay to rest memories that have haunted me for most of my adult life. I would also like to try understand the ABDL in me so that I can come to terms with who I am.
Don't get me wrong - I count my blessings that I am a pretty balanced sort of person and have a good life, am happily married and have a lovely family.
Being a typical 'stiff upper lip' Brit I have no experience of engaging a therapist and, naturally am very keen that the therapist I speak to not only has experience of dealing with the survivors of sexual abuse but, importantly to me, an understanding of ABDLs and a track record of dealing with this added layer of 'complexity'.
Does anyone have any thoughts or recommendations they might be able to share with me?
Kind regards MWHE