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Mar 14, 2016
Olivia:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You didn't "drone on", you shared your story. And from what you said early on, it was a great challenge for you to do so. Give your Self the credit you deserve...it took a lot to finally write it out and disclose what happened to you and your family.

The man you called "Marc" was a real piece of work. He likely preyed on women like your mother--a professional woman with children--so he would have nearly unfettered access to her children. That was his plan all along. He terrified you all into secrecy. Don't ever blame your Self for what HE did.

I'm sorry that you've also had to deal with a very sick and nearly-dying mother. That had to have been frightening,and probably still is. You've had a great deal in your life to cope with, Olivia. You've had counselling for what "Marc" did, but you may need to talk to someone about some of the other stuff too. You're strong, very strong, and deeply committed and protective. You have a healthy sense of what's right and wrong. There is no doubt in my mind that you will find purpose in all that you've endured, and that that purpose will help many others in the process. Just make sure you get all the help YOU need first.

Thank you for having the courage to share your story with my visitors and me, Olivia. I send you and your family love, light and healing energy.

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Darlene Barriere
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Jun 03, 2016
I believe in you!
by: Grace

Dear Olivia,

My teacher had our class read a few stories from this site. I had your story. I just wanted to share with you how proud I am of you and your siblings. As painful and difficult this all was for you, you came out stronger! You are brave and very resilient! I encourage you to keep reaching out to others with your story. Your story will help someone, somewhere, and I believe that in itself will help peel away the layers of hurt you have from your past.

You will hold a special place in my heart, even though I may never meet you. It's sometimes nice to know that someone is talking to God for you though! I will continue to pray for you, and your family. Keep your head up!!

Sincerely,
Grace

Jul 03, 2016
Olivia a hero
by: Jenna

Olivia, you are so brave to tell your story. I am on this site because I was physically, sexually, and mentally abuse as a child and not just by one person. My stepmother was the physical and mental but I got sexual from my uncle and grandfather. Your story has inspired me to tell my story. I have been looking for a way to get out. I have pushed it down so far it has ruined my life. I am 28 years old I have children of my own now. I have anxiety and depression so bad. I have a hard time talking to people or even leaving my house. My abuse went on from 4 until 17. I have not gone to therapy I feel that the abuse was basically my whole life so I know nothing else. So, I don't think I can be helped that way. I just want to thank you for your courage to tell your story. You are much younger than me with strength I could only wish I had. You are a true inspiration.

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