A friend of mine told me she thought my sister’s daughter was being molested by the father of her best friend and I told my sister so she would not let my niece play at that girl’s house any more. Now the person who told me is mad at me for telling my sister what that person said to me in confidence.
Queenie, should I have held my tongue?—Worried aunt
NO! Your niece’s safety was the most important thing to consider and the possibility that she was being abused needed to be checked out. If nothing came of the accusation, all well and good, but if it was true the abuse – and the abuser – had to be stopped sooner rather than later.