It’s never easy to come forward and seek help, and many times the victim is accused of lying, and many times the victim is yelled at for making the accusation. I know this from experience. It’s important to KEEP telling people UNTIL you find the one(s) who WILL listen and help. The mistake I made was keeping the secret after my step-mother screamed at me and called me a liar when I told her I was being abused. I was 9-years old. I should have told my Dad, he would have helped me.