Child Abuse: As adults only now realizing it

by Elaine V.
(Northern Ireland)

We, who have been abused, need as much help and support as we can get: 
I would just like to thank you for your site (and I will be buying your book). I suffer from lots of psychological and emotional problems (all that you mention on your site) and as a consequence, am doing a degree in psychology. My parents physically and emotionally abused my sisters and I when we were children, but the funny thing is we are only realising that now (I am now 47). Your site has inspired me, as have numerous others, and I thank you for that.


Good luck with the rest of your work!

Love and best wishes

Elaine V. (Ireland)

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Jan 21, 2009
A reciprocal thank you...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Thank you, Elaine, for your kind words about my site. I'm delighted that you found the information helpful and inspiring. If you decide to purchase my book, I do hope you'll find it equally inspiring, or that it affects you in some significant way.

I wish you all the best in your educational endeavours; you are indeed turning pain into power. Thank you for sharing with my visitors and me.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Jan 21, 2009
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by: Francine

Elaine, I'm sorry that your parents abused you and your sisters. I hope you take counselling.

Jan 22, 2009
good luck
by: Anonymous

my heart goes out to you...........good luck with college

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