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Apr 27, 2011
Alison:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

First and foremost, you know in your heart that what happened was not your fault. And you know in your heart that you didn't deserve to be abused. In a sense you're punishing yourself for not telling sooner. But this is not on you. It's on Charlie, the sex offender. He was the adult, you were the child. He took advantage of your vulnerabilities and used them against you. He had all the power and control He knew you loved your mother, so he "groomed" you by saying that if you told, you'd have to say goodbye to your mother. So you see, abuse can never be the child's fault; it can never be YOUR fault, Alison. Fault is squarely on Charlie's shoulders. And while I thank you for sharing your story and your all-important message with my visitors and me, I will also say that it's never too late to tell. Please consider some form of counselling in order to help you deal with the guilt and shame you feel for what happened, guilt and shame that is not yours to bear.

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Darlene Barriere
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