So I kinda have a problem I hope some of you can help me with.I am a 16 year old girl and when I was anywhere from 5-8 (don’t remember the exact age) my cousin who is 10 years older than me molested me. I think my mind kinda made me forget about it because for years I never did think about it. I also never told anyone. I started to think about it more and more since this last summer because my cousins from out of state came and I have an 8 year old cousin who I found out might have been molested by the same cousin. This really started to tear me up inside.
I started to hate my cousin and when realizing I was doing this I decided to go to confession and told my priest everything. Since then I’ve only talked about it to him once in confession.
So there is this teacher at school who I have gotten to know really well. I’m one of his favorite students. He noticed that I had been really down about 4 weeks ago and asked me what was wrong and had me come in and talk to him. I told him everything and he was so mad that this had happened and has been telling me to tell my parents ever since. He’s the same age as my cousin (10 years older than me) and has been the only person I have felt comfortable talking to about this considering I have some trust issues. I’ve told my 3 best friends,father(in confession so he can’t bring it up anywhere else) and this teacher and thats it. The thing is that I’m pretty sure I told my mom when I was about 13, but while believing me did nothing about it so I figured I just had to forget about it. I know I need to bring it up again, but I just don’t like talking about it with them and for some reason I can only talk to certain people.
My questions are…
Is it inappropriate for me to be talking to this teacher about it?(there have been some issues about him being “too close” with the kids, but in reality he’s the only teacher that actually cares about this kids.)
Should I be over this and what should I do to get over it?
Thanks to anyone who has a reply