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Apr 11, 2011
Tina:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Profound prose about fear and how the fear will overtake us if we continue to live in it secretly. I'm so grateful that you are no longer in an abusive situation. What I wasn't sure about is whether the abuse was child abuse or some other form of domestic violence. Since you submitted under the child abuse stories page, I've kept it here and titled it as child abuse. Stay well, Tina, and congratulations on your upcoming college graduation. You are indeed turning pain into power. Thank you for sharing with my visitors and me.

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Apr 11, 2011
Tina (Poem)
by: GPM

Good for you on getting a college education. You now know how to sucessfully complete a life goal. You are also a pretty good writer of poems. Keep working at both.

Now about the poem- what I think I am hearing you say is that you experienced some very memorable forms of abuse, and that you have chosen to hide those memories as deep in your mind as you can. As a matter-of-fact, the deeper the better. But, the poem also says something else- the memories have a way of attempting to surface, to reveal themselves. Would I be correct in believing you don't want those memories, the abuse, revealed to anyone else?

Well, that's understandable. All of us have memories of bad behavior we engaged in, or had forced upon us by someone else. What is harmful to us though, is that repressing these memories does not free us from them- repression is, for some, a place of misery, fear, and guilt.

Would it not be better for you to seek professional counseling so you can throw away all this bad abuse baggage from the past and get to the businees of living the new life your education and talent can afford you?

Tina, I have no doubt in you just from what is in your poem and how you delivered it. Let the demons out- kick them out. You show to be a beautiful person wanting a beautiful life. Go for it.

Apr 12, 2011
words expressed from the depth's of your heart
by: maurice

Oh Tina much thanks; each story brings me love, support, courage knowing that we did not leave our abuser be the winner over us; Each one of us have painfully, courageously been brave and empowered oursleves in the best way to be that winner: Your Poem with darlene's comment and GPM heart comment too: are just all heart to me this day: ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF TINA: oh yes all you other visitors reading this I am going to encourage her to have a healthy mind in a healthy body: Maybe there is a message for the lazier ones reading it: You are al very special to me Thank you Darlene for your visionary love when you realized a site like yours would move hearts to begin their healing process by sharing it with you in a safe place and from the privacy of their room at a computer: You sure were prophetic and you know NOW You were blessed and you are special: great too you give time and your heart writing comments even with your busy lectureing life and still giving your self and your husband quality time: Thank you suffices: God knows the rest:

Apr 18, 2011
thanks
by: Anonymous

To the people who commented on my post:

Thanks for all your support. I actually went through counseling back in Freshmen year to Junior year of college, thanks to a Professor who helped me out.

To answer Darlene's question, it was child abuse. I am definitely a stronger person than before. In college, I took kickboxing and in 2009 Summer, started Hapkido and til Summer 2010, I have earned my purple belt.

Currently, I am finishing my last year, studying abroad in France, having the time of my life. My goal of working for the UN has finally taken another step with my 3rd language, French.

I'm not sure how many people read this, but if you're one of the people who has helped and supported me in the past, I want to thank you all.

My story is a little complicated and long to be told. And I'd rather not go into too much detail. But the physical and emotional abuse has shaped me into the person I am today. I can say that I am more confident than before, although sometimes I am still unsure of myself and question my abilities and skills. I think that with more time, things will be fine.

Once again, thanks for your comments! (Sorry for taking so long to respond! I'm currently on my last week of school and am busy with exams and papers!)

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