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I don’t think someone else gets to decide for an abuse victim how much it hurt or what to do about it (“We’re witnessing the tyranny of the accusers,” Readers Write, Oct. 15). Too often, forgiveness is not healing but repressing feelings. Signs can be what we do with food and alcohol, what the people closest to us say about us and how sensitive we are to their feelings, and how well we manage our emotions.
The day-after-day reporting of childhood sexual abuse is irritating for some. Imagine if it included all the other ways children are mistreated. No one would read the paper.
DIANE ADAIR, St. Louis Park
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