An invitation from Elaine Riley

by Elaine Riley
(Lancashire, UK)

Hi! I just thought I'd tell you that I have a "room" in the OpenSpace part of this site. I've told my own little story of relationship violence there, along with my wider stories about the abuse I suffered as a child - abuse by my own parents.


I think it's great that Darlene is acknowledging the issue of relationship violence. It's real, it's out there and it DOES happen. Sadly, it often happens to people who are already vulnerable as a result of having been abused by their parents or wider family.

It's good to share experiences. So if you feel that you might benefit, or be helped by hearing about mine, then feel free to drop in to my room! Take care everyone, and all the best...

NOTE FROM DARLENE: OpenSpace has now been discontinued. Elaine's posts remain intact at Elaine's Posts Formerly Elaine's Room. If you'd like, you can leave her a comment there.


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Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge the child abuse
stories on this site are true. While I cannot guarantee
this, I do try to balance the need for the submitter to be
heard and validated with the needs of my visitors.



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