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Jan 14, 2011
Amy:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I'm delighted that you're no longer being mistreated by your parents, and that you feel loved by them. You most definitely deserve that. I will caution you and my other visitors however that a tragic situation does not necessarily bring about a change of treatment by abusers. Just because you were burned in a fire does not mean that is the reason your parents stopped abusing you. Many abuse victims fantasize about how everything would change if something serious happened, thinking, "That'll make them see the light and love me." But such thoughts can backfire. So if anyone is thinking that self-harm is the way to get the love they are missing out on, instead, please reach out for help from local hotlines, trusted teachers, school counselors, church elders, etc. Thank you Amy for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Jan 15, 2011
Thanks for sharing your story Amy
by: Wildgirl

Thanks for sharing your story Amy. I can only imagine what's going through your head, but I can tell you - your not alone.

And just the fact that you shared your story is really just the first awesome step towards having peace in your own head. Im glad your feeling love for your parents, honest, but you can't "forget" or mask out your past. This tactic never ever works for very long. You have to face it as it is, deal with the emotions as hard as they are. Otherwise they will eventually drown you.

And while it may be hard, I found that counseling is VERY helpful. Maybe not on day one, or day one hundred and one, but eventually you have a discussion, and something just 'clicks'. Your anxieties start to make sense. That's when the peace comes. I can't say how much therapy helps everyone in every situation. But I can say that it help me - profoundly. It's definitely worth thinking about. All my best.

Jan 18, 2011
be brave: Be Strong: Love your beautiful Sell
by: maurice

Darlene has given you her woman's heart feeling words to think about and AMY W if you know what is the best for you you will read her loving words to you personally: Be strong, have courage with the help of a friend your own age and sex and speak with one of the people she suggests would put your telling of your story in perspective for you: You'll be fine: have a healthy mind in a healthy body: This means Amu W getting out there with your fellow students and friends taking part in team games and sporting and cultural activities: You'll have real friends for life: It is good to have a real friend your own age and sex who you can trust and share your intimate girlie or young woman gut feelings to especially if you are having difficulties with boy/girl relationship stuff: Stay safe, Be safe: Darlene has given you empowering words of her heart for you to work with: You'll always do what you know to be the best for you Amy W

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