I can't believe I'm even posting this, no one knows outside my family and I've kept it hidden my entire life. No asshole comments, please. Only reason I'm posting this is to vent it out and get feedback on if I should seek help or if I can just try to forget it. Is this normal? I know of another friend who's dad would fight him but I never told him about me. Whenever I had a bruise on my body I'd just make up some excuse like me and my brother were fighting or wrestling or something.