How can you tell if your concerns about a family member/inlaw etc are justified, and not just paranoia? (In terms of potential child abuse/inappropriate behaviour).
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12-03-2013 09:43 #1
*possible trigger*spin off* How do know if your fears are valid?
12-03-2013 09:52 #2
Evidence I suppose or if several people have the same worry? I often worry and have never questioned whether they've been valid but I also haven't acted upon them (obviously haven't been worried about anything too serious).
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12-03-2013 09:55 #3
If it's something you feel about pretty much every male/stranger or whatever, then I'd say it's probably safe to assume you're paranoid.
If it's something you feel only for one person (or only a few), then it doesn't mean that they are as bad as you fear, but that you have those fears for a reason and to listen to your instincts.
That's how I view it anyway.
12-03-2013 11:01 #4
I'm finding this topic very interesting and struggling with this topic myself in regards to some issues going on in my life at the moment.
I'm interested to see what people say.
ETA: not so much child abuse as just general "deceitful behaviour/inappropriate behaviour of the non sexual variety"
Last edited by DesperatelySeekingSleep; 12-03-2013 at 11:05.
01-04-2013 15:49 #5
If it's something you can't quite put your finger on then your gut is telling you something and you steer clear.
Sometimes, though, when we are in a state of disarray it causes us to externalise a lot of what we are feeling and see things that aren't there. But if it's a particular feeling that won't go away, then by all means investigate it. Your intuition is there for a reason.
However, if it's something you have actually seen or heard, then I would speak to someone about it with a view to gathering further evidence.
01-04-2013 16:09 #6Senior Member
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always trust your spidey senses...ALWAYS.
We are given those feelings for a reason and I have vowed never to ignore them. If i get a funny feeling about someone they are never ever ever allowed to be alone with my kids or present when I am dressing them/changing them/bathing them etc.
I will try to be subtle..but my kids safety comes before someone else's feelings.
01-04-2013 16:15 #7Senior Member
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