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Topic : 08/17 Secrets in the Suburbs

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Created on : Friday, August 12, 2005, 06:22:03 pm
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(Original air date 04/06/05) So what's really going on inside your neighbor's home? Dan and Teresa's 17-year-old son is about to be released from treatment for molesting their two younger children. Should they allow him back into their home, and do the neighbors have a right to know? Then, Stephanie was brutally raped when she was 17 -- a secret that has been taking a toll on her marriage and family. Now she's ready to break her silence and reclaim her life. Plus, a mother who's gambled away her engagement ring, retirement fund and children's college money. Join the discussion.

 

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August 27, 2005, 12:44 am CDT

It can get better

I molested my sister for years.  I am not proud of it, but 16 years later I have not reoffened.  I have a somewhat normal life right now.  I regularly talk to my victim who has forgiven me.  I went through 2 years of counseling plus was tormented in high school.  I am currently studying to become a police officer.  I can honestly say I will never reoffend, but I still take it one day at a time.  My parents were upset with me, even angry, but they still loved me.  I regret everyday the offences i committed against my sister and family.  What helped me is my church and family.  There is still a srain n the family with my other brothers and sisters, but they were not my victims.  Your son needs to be strong, continue with counseling, and take one day at a time.YOUR SON SHOULD NOT BE PLACED BACK IN THE HOUSE.  I was in a foster home then moved out after I graduated high school.  Good lock with this difficult time in your family's life.
 
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