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          PLAYING 20-Year-Old Claims Parents Had Minimal Reaction When They Learned Of Traumatic Events In His Life

          20-Year-Old Claims Parents Had Minimal Reaction When They Learned Of Traumatic Events In His Life


          December 14, 2017

          Billy claims that when he was 10, he was molested by a group of boys. He also says that he was traumatized at 13 and 17, and that when his parents learned of these events, they didn’t really have a reaction.

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          “When I told my parents about what happened, it felt like because of all these other things that have happened to me, they’re just, like, another negative thing that has happened. So, it wasn’t really that big of a deal, and that kind of offended me,” says Billy, who has an estranged relationship with his parents.

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          Billy admits that he has cut his body as a coping mechanism, a behavior he says he learned from his mother. “I cut because I get so mad at myself, and sometimes I don’t like myself,” the 20-year-old says. “I come home to a dad that thinks I’m a terrible person, and a mom that has manic rage just like me. So, it’s hard to communicate.”

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