When Clarissa's own father started raping her, the youngster was too terrified to tell anyone what was happening to her.
When her mother walked in on the brute in the act, Clarissa thought her years of hell were over.
But before her dad could be dealt with by the courts, he fled to Spain – and Clarissa's own mother went with him.
Years later her mum came back and her dad was eventually jailed for his campaign of abuse.
Now married and with her own children, Clarissa has found the strength to forgive her mum for her betrayal.