Controlling and manipulating the child helps the offender easily coerce them into sexual activity. For instance, a child could be coerced into the abuse because of the ideology of respecting their elders. Concealing the relationship also helps the offender to blackmail the child, saying that they’ll get into trouble.
The excitement of starting my memoir reflects how I’ve lived my life—throwing myself into a new project with a simplistic view of how it will turn out. Only to get stuck and start spiralling. This time, I’ve ask for help, and I’m hanging in there. You can read about it and share your writing experiences.