Is it possible he really forgot?
It’s been twenty years. I’m the one who was traumatized. I’m the one who said nothing. Did nothing.
Well, that’s not really accurate.
I buried it. Allegedly got over it and got on with it. Honestly, I tucked it away from sight, but it was never very far. I carried it with me into each new year. Into every new relationship. It colored every subsequent encounter. Every single one.
So it leads me to wonder: is it possible for someone to inflict such harm upon another and not recognize it as such?
Apparently it is.