“I am sorry” says a mother – Harish Iyer
A month ago, had met a single mother of an adult boy who was sexually abused by a close female relative as a child. The mother was being overtly sympathetic towards the abuser as “she must have been upset about something”. The boy was braving serious psychological complications. Dropped out from school. Stayed depressed most of the time, was very reserved and oblivious towards the simple joys of life. When the boy told his mother, she simply hugged him and asked him to forget it. She “scolded” the abuser for her misbehavior and she thought – the chapter was closed forever. She thought that her child was just one spoiled brat. The boy was reprimanded for every mistake he did. The boy always tried to draw his mothers attention in the wrong way.