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May 02, 2008
You did NOTHING wrong...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Your stepfather had twisted and barbaric ideas about "discipline." Your mother was so messed up on so many levels; she had no right to blame you for anything. HER choices got her into the mess she was in. She didn't deserve to have such a wonderful daughter like you. He didn't deserve to have such a wonderful stepdaughter like you. The way they both mistreated you and your siblings was inexcusable...they should BOTH be in prison for their indefensible treatment of you all.

Amanda, you must understand that none of what happened was your fault. You did nothing wrong. You were PERFECT as you were.

I'm so glad to learn that you've asked yourself how it is that the very people charged with protecting you are the one's doing the harm. This "questioning" is the first step in ensuring that the cycle of abuse stops at you. I'm very proud of you for learning this lesson, Amanda. You should be proud as well.

I'm delighted that you are now in a safe place. I sincerely hope that your brother and sister are in a better place in foster care.

Thank you for sharing your message about hope, Amanda. I truly wish you all the best, dear. You deserve the best.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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