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Nov 27, 2007
So glad your mum believed you . . .
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

Your story has a valuable lesson in it, Alice. Yes, a person can move forward and get on with their life after sexual abuse, but it takes support. A lot of support. I'm glad your mother was their for you afterward.

There are two other important messages here. One of the most important messages is for victims to tell. If you are being abused, tell someone you trust. If they do nothing, keep telling until you find someone who will help. Don't give up; you're worth too much to stop trying.

The other important message is that parents must be aware of who they leave their children with. Take note of anything untoward, anything out of character with your child. Understand that "untoward happenings" and "uncharacteristic displays" are red flag signs, signs that abuse may be going on.

And Alice, congratulations on finding someone to share your life with who is considerate and understanding. You certainly deserve that.

You mentioned still having nightmares . . . perhaps some counselling would help you to understand why those nightmares continue. A trained professional may be able to help you deal with the emotional trauma and turmoil in order to stop those nightmares from coming back. You're worth it, Alice.

Nov 30, 2007
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by: livvi

im sorry im not bein mean, and i think its horrific what he did to you. its sick and twisted. but by aborting that baby that was growing inside you, you destroyed another life. he may have ruined urs, but you had a CHANCE. and thats something that you never gave to that baby.

Nov 30, 2007
To Livvi:
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

This is not the place to pass judgment. This is not the place to lambaste someone for a decision made during a traumatic time in that person's life. While you have the right to your opinion on the issue of abortion; others have a right to theirs. At least they do on this site. If there is a story on this site, such as Alice's, that you take particular offense to, then I suggest you not comment. These story forums are a place for support and encouragement; they are intended as a soft place for abuse survivors to fall. Please refrain from using this site to promote you position on abortion. Please refrain from using this site to pass judgment on someone who has opted for a right to choose.

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