Rea­son­able doubt

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Richard Guil­li­att’s “The Un­be­liev­ers” (July 8-9) shocked me to the core. The story is shock­ing if the tes­ti­mony of “Emily” is true – and to me, it’s equally as shock­ing if her par­ents are in­no­cent. It is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult to live in the world and to know what is truth. He­len Far­rell Whyalla Nor­rie, SA men­tal ill­ness. But be­ing raised in an en­vi­ron­ment like that can cause a life­time of men­tal health is­sues. I was 24 when I first spoke about the sex­ual abuse I wit­nessed and 10 years fol­lowed be­fore I be­gan ther­apy. Many years later, at 48, I fi­nally felt able to ad­dress these is­sues through tar­geted sex­ual abuse coun­selling. My life had been one of flash­backs, anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion from a very young age. for­mula”, July 8-9). The motto “No ex­cuses” sums up what’s wrong with Aus­tralian rugby and what’s right over the ditch. Robyn Tar­rant Fresh­wa­ter, NSW but no com­mit­ment. I don’t think we women do “no strings at­tached” sex well. My ad­vice? Be very wise about who you let into your life. The grass is not greener.

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