I am an online agony aunt to thousands of women and as well as chatting to them in confidence some also request that I share their worry here on the blog in the hope of gaining support and advice.
Here is one email received today – can you help this young girl to fight her inner demons?
How do I start? My family have put me through so much. I have reached a time in my life where I feel I need to start to do something.
Throughout my whole life I have seen so much, and gone through things that people never should.
I can’t really tell people all this stuff because I don’t want to be judged, or who people to go and tell other people
I’m 23 years old, I have been in love and had my heart-broken.
I even tried to take my own life at that time.
I came out of that hole and put myself into work
When I was younger my brother tried to touch me up on two occasions but I told my sister and she told my mother. She confronted him. It’s been 10 years and he’s never come back.
For years I have been scared he may come back and try to kill me for ruining his life.
I am still a little bit scared now as I’m moving back to my mothers. He knows where that house is.
My family members are all messed up in their own way, don’t get me wrong I love them but I have had to see my sister pouring with blood, witness one trying to kill herself on many occasions and I have had abusive texts from them.
My family have put me through so much and have destroyed me.
I’m a happy person most of the time. I try my hardest to be happy all time but at moments I don’t feel happy. I feel my friends are loyal to me but sometimes I wish I wasn’t here.
Can anyone help me?