Overcoming Child Abuse With Love

by Maurice
(Eire/Ireland)

Here I am again. Darlene's site has opened my eyes further to the wrongfulness of abuse in children/teenagers/adolescents. My abuse was bad, and though I am sharing it with you all, visitors to Darlene's site thinking about and reading your stories, I feel very wholesome in myself. Adding my comments to some of your real life stories humbles me as I regard my form of abuse very mild.


Abuse in any form is totally wrong, and even though I regard mine as mild, I am not comparing. Because what happened to you is all that matters and how we care/love each other and affirm each other is the blessing and the gift of real LOVE shared.

Yet, the effects of my beatings on the bare bottom linger on even at 62 years of age. The great thing for me is that I have friends, I have Darlene's site now for me to think positive, act positive and be positive in my letting go of all those 7/8 years I was humiliated/embarrassed, sore, bruised mentally and physically because of the severe whack on my tenderness.

Thank you for being there for me, admittedly anonymously, but I know you're a human being of flesh and bones like myself having been affected by abuse.

Help me and let us help each other to be healing/loving hearts to and for each other in the silence and privacy of our space and room. Always believe in yourself. Hi have a healthy mind in a healthy body, be active be alive with great and wonderful companions on your journey. I've journeyed with homeless people for the past number of years, and their wonderfulness of being humbles me and helps me to LOVE.

See other articles from Maurice and his child abuse story at:
A Video Reading by Darlene BarriereNote from Darlene: The volume of contributor submissions has now made it impossible for me to comment personally (especially in great detail) on each and every contribution. If I haven't left you a comment or one that is in-depth, please do not take my lack of a personal response as a slight, or as a statement that your story is somehow unworthy of my time. Nothing, and I do mean nothing, could be further from the truth. If there was a way for me to respond to all of you at length, I would.

Email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses AND website/blog URLs in visitor comments are STRICTLY prohibited, and could result in being banned from making further comments on this site.

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Apr 02, 2009
Love and compassion...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Maurice, once again, your words are abounding with love and compassion. Thank you for sharing more of your thoughts about child abuse, its effects, and more about your own journey toward healing and recovery. Sharing in this way not only helps you, but also many of my other visitors. And of course, so do your supportive comments to them.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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