Our expert says:
These can be extremely complex situations. She may well have been molested, and she may not have been molested. Memories are remarkably unreliable, and also remarkably easily influenced by what we have come to expect. Reading some dangerously misleading books about abuse, some of them best-sellers, can induce people to remember abuses that never occured or which are even impossible ; recollections of such experiences can be entirely true, entrely false, or a mixture of truth and fantasy, hard to decipher.
She does sound as though she needs psychotherapy, preferably from a psychologist who is competent but not with a fanatical interest in matters of previous abuse, as they too often find what they're looking for, whether or not it was ever actually there.
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