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Well, I don't know how to start this letter to you. It hard for me to think back to when it happened. We had been dating for three months, I was 13 he was 14.

Our parents are great friends and thought it would be good if we hooked up. When he asked me out, it was a great thing for us I guess. We went to a football game for fun and almost everyone was there. But our ride was not there on time so we had to sit outside the gates and wait for our ride. We were talking about the game and having fun. One thing lead to another he was on top and I was fighting but when he pulled the knife I froze he said something and then he was done he got up and said our ride is here.

We got in and they took me home and that was the end. Here's my question should I have told my parents what happened or done what I did by hiding it from them.

Help me,



Brittany --

Thanks for reaching out to Feminist.com and there seems to be so much more to your note than the direct question that you ask -- should you tell your parents? I do think that you should tell them, not only because I think that they should know, but they can potentially both help you to heal and help to potentially rectify the situation. Please let me know if there is something else that you need...take care.

-- Amy

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