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My boyfriend's dad touched me

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My boyfriend’s dad tried to touch me inappropriately, I am really scared of him. He told me not to tell anyone. I am 15 and he always makes me uncomfortable. He hugged me too hard and he always tries to touch my thighs and my stomach and I am always trying not to be close to him.

Answer

Hi there, 

Welcome to ask Alex and thank you so much for getting in touch. You have said that your boyfriend’s dad tried to touch you inappropriately and that he always makes you uncomfortable. It is totally understandable that your feel really scared. No one has the right to touch you without your consent, and especially in a way that makes you feel so scared. 

Have you spoken to anyone about this yet? We would strongly recommend that you do. Maybe your own parent or another family member or trusted adult who is close to you. It is important that you are not having to deal with this feeling of fear on your own. 

Your feelings are important and deserve to be taken seriously. You may find this article helpful www.childline.ie/how-to-set-boundaries-in-different-areas-of-your-life/.
 
If you’re ever in doubt or need someone to talk to, you can always contact us at Childline by freephone 1800 66 66 66 or Messenger at www.childline.ie (just click on the purple chat icon). We are confidential, non-judgmental, and open 24/7. We’re always here for you for any reason, at any time.
 
Take care, and know that you are not alone,

Alex

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