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May 25, 2013
Annette:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Firstly, my deepest condolences on the loss of your precious son. I can't even begin to imagine living with that kind of terrible grief.

I understand your lack of trust, especially given what you endured as a child, and now as an adult. I know from my own experiences that there are wonderful people on this planet, people who really care, people who have made a huge difference to the life of others. One of the most profound sayings I've ever read came from Mahatma Gandhi: Be the change you want to see in the world. This literally changed my life and the way I see things.

When it comes to DID, I am no expert. My mother lived with this, though was not diagnosed until much later in her life. It explained a great deal. She too coped with severe child abuse with DID, though at least one of those personalities was dangerous, violent and terribly abusive to her own children. That doesn't seem to be the case with you. There is a co-dependent relationship with each of the personalities with DID. Perhaps that co-dependence spilled over with your children. But even without DID, there are parents who cope with childhood trauma by throwing themselves so deeply into their role as parent that they cannot separate between themselves and their children. You suffered a great loss, Annette. You are grieving that loss on multiple levels. Your son will always live on in your heart, even though he is not present in your life. You had an opportunity to spend time with a wonderful person while he was here. Celebrate that time spent. Recognize that though he is not here with you physically, you are still complete and whole and able to live on keeping him in your heart. His beautiful energy has simply changed form. Who are you? You are beauty and strength and love, Annette. You are LOVE. I send you love, light and healing energy. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
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author. speaker. survivor. coach
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Jun 10, 2013
You are not alone!
by: Future Psychologist

Jesus loves you! He doesn't want to trick you or take advantage of you in any way! When I graduate high school I'm going to become a psychologist that specializes in helping people with DID or MPD. I agree with your doctor, you have to remember your own abuse to be able to access your own memories. It will be painful, but Jesus will be with you along the way if you let him. I'm really sorry about what happened to you and I don't want to mention anything about DID in case I might trigger something. But the one thing I will mention is that if you don't remember the abuse, how will you be sure it isn't still occuring, happening to someone else or worse has already happened to someone you love! You could be living next to an abuser for all you know! And you won't even remember it! It's not that unbelievable, considering thise sick people would never want to be prosecuted and brought to justice. God bless you and you will be in my prayers!

Jun 12, 2013
The Greatest Psycologist
by: Annette

Thank you so much. You are on your way to being the greatest psychologist. I feel that you have the insight and feelings for people. We need so many more people in this area. They have made so many movies about people like me but none of them are true to form. Maybe you will be able to enlighten the people about this disorder. I realize what I did. It was a protection mechanism. I could not go to people for help. All the people around me where abusive therefore I went within myself and created a world that would take me away from all this abuse. You are right. I pray I see abuse around me. I never want anyone to go through what I did. The answer is simple. EDUCATION. People need to be educated. The world is at your finger tips. God bless you and may all your dreams come true. Good luck and I am so PROUD of you.

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