Relationship Violence Story From Emily For my Sister Lucy

by Emily
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Life is too short: 
I have a sister Lucy that had been abused badly by the ex-boyfriend! It killed me to hear my sister cry due to the abuse! He had my sister move to be with him in Portugal since he got deported back then and when it was time for her daughter to wed he did not want to let my sister come and that he would not pay the ticket.SO,I worked day and night to come up with the money to get Lucy back home! Thank GOD THAT I MADE IT!My sister Lucy died Dec 15,2011 61 years young from cancer that was found in her head and it had spread.Abuse can cause alot of damage to ones health! That man still lives and is walking free! I wish that there would be some way to get him for what had happen to my sister for the years of abuse! There is so much more to say but,till next time. I do miss Lucy(Lucia) Love I send to her up in heaven.

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Jul 27, 2012
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You're an amazing sister: caring, compassionate, loving. What you did for Lucy made all the difference in her life while she was still with you. You did everything you could; and for that, you can hold your head up high. What Lucy's abuser did to her is reprehensible, no question about it. What's important now is to not allow what this abuser did to your sister victimize yet another person: You. When you hold onto the anger and hostility, you're the one who suffers. You're the one in pain. Hanging on to the anger is like taking poison and expecting Lucy's abuser to die. The best way to honour your sister's life and what she endured is to live yours to the fullest, without holding onto any more anger, without letting her abuser have power over you. And as long as you do hold onto that anger, he does have power over you. Life IS too short to live that way. Letting go of that anger would make you even more awesome than you already are, Emily. Sending you love, light and healing energy. Thank you for sharing your sister's story with my visitors and me.

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Jul 30, 2012
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From Darlene - Webmaster: Emily, and my other visitors to this thread, I've deleted at least 2 separate comments from this particular commenter here because her numerous, oftentimes multiple posts are judgmental and wholly inappropriate, and she just won't stop posting here on this site. This is all I can do to keep you informed, as I cannot block her. I thank you for your understanding. And I send the woman love, light and healing energy.

Jul 30, 2012
assistance from state department?
by: My Two Cents


I'm glad you were able to get your sister back home so she could pass away peacefully, surrounded by her family.

The one thing I was wondering about, assuming that Lucy still had her native citizenship (American?) is couldn't the state department assist financially? I know that when Americans are abroad and a war breaks out, the state department helps their travelling citizens to evacuate. I had always assumed that they would help in these situations as well.

I'm just curious so if you don't know the answer or want a break from thinking about this, don't worry. I'll try and check around with google and see what happens.

Be well.

My Two Cents.

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