Fear of Drowning and Being Molested

I cannot remember exactly how old I was, but my cousin tried to drown me.  I don’t think he did it on purpose, although he molested me when I was in grade 3 when I had to live with him. And again in grade 7 when he came and stayed with us.  My cousin is only about 7 months older than me, but he bullied me as I was the “dumb” one in the family.  I was small, frail, and had CPTSD from a young age.  I struggled to focus in school.  I am not sure why I was sent to live with my uncle, his wife, and my two cousins.  It was the younger of the two who molested me.  I always pretended I was asleep.  

Since he tried to drown me, I was very afraid of drowning when I could not see my feet. However, I love swimming in outdoor pools though.  

Since he tried to drown me, I was very afraid of drowning when I could not see my feet.

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“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

– Nelson Mandela

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If anyone can tell me how I can get over this fear, please write to me.

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