Ok so this gets emotional so if you cry easily this is a warning.
So I have something that I have hidden ever since my mom started dating a guy named Nick. No one really knows about this so I am not going to say it all. Well the thing is he used to abuse me in a way that was weird. And I was to scared to say anything to anyone, so I didn't but I once told my best friend at that time but she thought I just wanted attention. And ever since she left me I was scared to say anything. But after a few years my mom passed. But Nick still stayed in the family so this continued for years because I lived with him. My other siblings got to live with other people in the family. But after a while Nick lost his place and we moved in with my aunt and it still contiued. But comes college I move out yay I move out. And found a boyfriend and Nick didn't know. Nick barely saw me bit was still depressed because of that and other things in life. But my boyfriend Carter wanted to keep me safe. And I always had night terrors and anxiety attacks because when people would touch me I had flash backs of Nick and would just panic.
The thing I want to do is tell my family but I don't know how to do that without feeling needy. I have proof if that is what I need (scars from him smaking me and cutting me) but I just don't know how to tell at least my dad and his new family.