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Feb 14, 2008
Your feelings are perfectly natural...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Of course you would feel a "gap" in your heart. What you are feeling is perfectly normal. What happened has nothing to do with you; it has everything to do with the state of mind of both of these men. You are PERFECT as you are. Nothing about you made these men abandon you. I sincerely hope you realize that.

I understand your regrets; no one likes to have to deal with pain and suffering. It breaks my heart to learn that precious children like you DO suffer. Just try not get wrapped up in regrets of "I wish someone would have told me..." Nothing will change what happened. You didn't know what was happening was wrong because you were so young. Knowing what was wrong was an adult responsibility, not yours. NONE of what happened to you OR to your brother was your fault. The man who shoulders the fault and blame is the man you so wanted to be your father. You were the child; he was the adult. He didn't deserve to have you, such a precious, sweet and caring little girl as his daughter. And YOU deserved so much better than he had to offer.

If you aren't already seeing a counsellor, I urge you to contact Kids Helpline in Canada at 1-800-668-6868, so that you can talk about the feelings you are having. They are staffed with professionally trained counsellors who will listen and counsel you. You don't have to give your name. You're worth being listened to, dear. You really are.

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

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