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Jan 09, 2010
Aaron:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I do hope someone can help you with the counselling situation.

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Jan 10, 2010
So many crimes committed, so little help
by: Anonymous

Aaron, I'm so sorry that you didn't have a good family and that you were born into such a house where your so-called parents sadistically treated you and your sister. I can relate; I, too, literally grew up in a world where everyone is always arrogant, blind, deaf, selfish, mean, unsympathetic, cruel and evil. I am delighted that you are in a safe place now; I hope that your sister is in a safe place now, that you will try counselling and that those sadistic brutes for parents will someday get incarcerated for all those terrible crimes that they committed against you guys. I wish you all the best.

Jan 12, 2010
Thank You
by: Aaron

Hello Thank you for your reply.My sister is married now and has a little boy,and is a good mother.We both our very good with kids,we would never put any kid through what we had to live through.The only think that has come from being abused,is being able to help and talk to other kids and family that need help through abuse and other things.Thanks again.

Jan 17, 2010
I hope you find the help you need
by: Mark

Aaron,
I'm so VERY sorry that all of this has happened to you, buddy. Abuse is horrible enough, but depression and alienation make it much worse. Believe me, I KNOW where you're coming from.
Like you, I have no friends my age. It's hard not to be able to talk about your feelings and your past with someone close to your age. But I want you to know that you've got US, here on this website, and your wife, who no doubt loves you very much.
I don't know anything about free counseling, but maybe a hotline would help you? Maybe they could refer you to someone? I'm in therapy - I'll ask my therapist if there are national organizations that offer free counseling. If I learn anything useful, I'll write back soon. I don't live where you live, and we are not allowed to direct you to specific therapists or centers, but I'll see if I can learn how to locate free counseling centers in a general way so that YOU can find them, OK, buddy?
I think it's terrific that you get along so well with kids and older people. That - NOT your abuse - tells me what kind of a man you are: good, caring, and loving. Believe me, in this world, we NEED more people like you. You didn't let your abuse kill your love of people, and that shows you to be a strong and resilient person.
Your buddy,
Mark

Jan 20, 2010
Free counseling DOES exist!
by: Mark

Aaron,
In your story, you asked if anyone knew how to find free counseling. I think I've made some progress for you, buddy. On your search engine - like Google, for instance - type in words like "free counseling center." Use quotes just like I did here in order to narrow your search. Also type the city in which you live, and hit the Enter key. A list of counseling centers will appear.
Go through them until you find one that you think can help you. If you can't find one, look for buttons that say something like "for more results, click here." Counseling centers that deal with abuse are likely to put "abuse" in their description.
I can't refer you to a specific counseling center, but don't give up; they are out there. I FOUND a free counseling center, IN YOUR CITY, using the above method. They offer free abuse counseling, to children and adults. No money nor insurance required. Both group therapy and individual counseling are available.
If anyone else reads this and is having difficulty finding free counseling, try asking a police officer, a religious official, your doctor, or a hospital if they have any information. Remember there are hotline numbers, websites, and even libraries may have "self-help" books you can read.
I understand this is still very general information, but stick with it; your healing is important and worth the effort - not just for you, but for those who love you as well.
Good luck, buddy!
Mark

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