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Stepdad touches me

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hi my mom divorced with my real dad when i whas little so my mom start at living with us as kids so we had a friend and we always goes to and my mom fell in love another guy that is also his friend and he is a rastafari now we are living six years with him my step dad and hetouches me and my sister i think he stop doing it to my sister but he still does it to me and he told us to not tell our momnow every day when school is done he picks me up and when i get in the car he sitting playing with his private part once he asked me if he can do it put i said especting he is never gonna do it agai put i whas wrong when i said no he said rememberwhen you ask me smt i will never say yes to it so i said oke and the next day he played with his private part again and now he treats me like shit

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Hello, welcome to Ask Alex.
 
We want to thank you for reaching out and sharing your experience. It takes a lot of courage to talk about something so difficult, and we want you to know that you’re not alone in this. 
 
What you’re going through is not ok, and you don’t deserve to be treated this way. It’s important to understand that what your stepdad is doing is wrong and unacceptable. No one should ever make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, especially in your own home. Know this is NOT your fault, and it never has been. You may find this article helpful www.childline.ie/what-is-sexual-abuse/.
 
Your safety is the most important thing, and it’s crucial to speak up about what’s happening. You have the right to feel safe and respected, and you don’t have to keep this a secret. If you ever feel in immediate danger with your stepdad, please don’t hesitate to contact the Gardaí at 999 or 112
 
There are people who can help you through this, and Childline is available 24/7 to provide support and explore your options with you. You can reach out to us for confidential support through our phone line or messenger service any time, day or night. Your call or chat is anonymous and will be received without judgment.
 
Another support for you is Túsla, the Child and Family Agency in Ireland. It is their job to make sure all young people under the age of 18 in Ireland, are living in a safe home. Here is a link to a website made by young people who have used Túsla services changingfutures.ie/.
 
Remember, you are not alone, and there are people who care about you and want to help you stay safe.
 

Please reach out once more to get the support you deserve. Look after yourself

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