When I was around 8 or 9, me and my cousins were very close, especially the eldest son of my aunt. We would always play fight and make up games. One evening however, my cousin told me to come into his bed and he started touching me in all my private areas. I had no idea what was happening so I just allowed him to carry on. It wasn’t until years later that I now know he assaulted me, but I still have to see him a few times a year and act like it never happened. If I did tell my family, it would tear them apart so I choose to stay silent.