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Jan 12, 2012
April:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

The very thing you're trying to avoid is the very thing that will set you free. Please believe me when I say that. You're being triggered by the various ages and stages that your own child reaches. Your son has become the mirror of your lost childhood. The triggers have led to memories that you've tried to bury, and you're continuing to bury the emotions attached to them. Those emotions become so overwhelming that you further try to push them down, but they won't be ignored any longer. This is a good thing, difficult as that is to comprehend right now. I used to feel it in my chest, April, as though it would split wide open. Then the nausea would be unbearable. Burying emotions starts out as a coping skill as a child, but as we move through our own various ages and stages of life, these same coping skills become our dysfunction. Please seek out some form of counselling or therapy in order to help you deal with the effects of all that you endured, April. And that might mean distancing your Self from your parents for a time so that you can begin to walk along the path toward healing and recovery. When you allow your Self to feel, truly feel, all the emotions and anger and hatred and hostility that you've been denying your Self all these years, you'll find that they will let you go. The longer you keep trying to circumvent the pain, the longer you'll be affected. And that will eventually affect your son. You didn't deserve to be abused. You certainly deserve help for the fact that you were. And your son deserves a mother who is happy, healthy and fully present. I send you love, light and positive energy, April. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
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