Diary of Abuse by a Loved One Chapter 5 Page 12

shake the foundations of our family roots forever.

At first it was really difficult to face my mother and tell her what had been occurring right under her roof.

She was silent, dumbstruck, I guess. She couldn’t fathom it all. Couldn’t believe it all and worse for her was hearing that I was not pregnant with his child.

Mum let out an almighty shriek, one I could understand quite well. I had wanted to scream like that many, many times but my father’s hands always covered up my mouth to make sure I couldn’t.

It was that evening we decided to call the police and get them involved. Dad was arrested there and then. His phone, computer and various other belongings were taken in by the forensic police