12 Reasons Why an Adult Would Falsely Accuse Her Parents of Incest
© Lynn Crook,
Adapted by Lynn Crook for "Family Violence and Sexual Assault Bulletin",
Volume 11, Number 1-2, 1995, p. 33
From: "Lynn Crook" (email@example.com)
To: "Chris Evans" (C.Evans@sghms.ac.uk)
Subject: Here's more humor-post or not!
Date sent: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 21:01:22 -0700
Here's an article that I've distributed at presentations. Most people say
"I've read this." However, I "adapted" it a bit and added a few more
suggestions. Survivors laugh upon reading the last few items. Which makes
this article worth all the energy I put into it!
- She need another reason to stay in therapy.
- She wanted to be discredited by journalists, talk show hosts, radio
interviewers, memory experts, friends, and family members.
- She decided, for a change of pace, she would begin to experience bouts
of intense suicidality.
- She thought it would be a good idea to experience first hand what a
mental institution was like.
- She wanted to get back at her parents for the supportive, caring things
they had done for her as a child.
- She wanted an excuse to not have sex with her partner.
- She wanted to meet new people with similar interests.
- She got worried her self-esteem was too healthy and decided she'd like
to rectify the situation.
- She wanted to be different, special, and get lots of attention by
- For a change of pace, she wanted to experience anxiety attacks so that
her heart would race and she would have difficulty breathing.
- Her Christmas list was getting too long and she wanted an way to
eliminate some of the names.
- She wanted somebody to blame for her panic attacks, compulsiveness,
depression, and sexual dysfunction.
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