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Dec 01, 2007
Betrayed and abandoned . . .
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

Ashley, I agree with you; your father WAS a monster. What he did to you was heinous and the ultimate in betrayal. He should be in prison for the rest of his life for the criminal acts he committed against you.

And yes, your mother should have saved you from him. She betrayed and abandoned you. Your mother should have believed you. She should have taken the necessary steps to protect you from him. She should have reported what he did, and then made sure he would never be able to touch you again. Your mother failed you.

Your grandmother failed you too. The moment she was made aware of the accusation you had made against your father, even if the disclosure came from your mother, she had a moral and ethical obligation to report it to the authorities. You were forsaken by the very people who should have been shielding you against harm.

As a child, your spirit was broken, Ashley; and that left you forever changed. But you can find your way back. You CAN take back your power, but you will need help and support and encouragement. I sincerely hope for the sake of your son that you are continuing to see a therapist to help you deal with the acute trauma of your childhood. You AND your son are worth it.

Dec 04, 2007
your a survivor
by: tenisha

wow your story made me cry i cant imagine a dad doing that to his baby girl i was molested by a man when i was seven but he was not realated to me you are a strong woman and i will claim for you that you will never try to kill yourself again and from this day on you will be happy im sure you have a beautiful son to enjoy life with i wish you nothing more than peace and happiness for the rest of your life!!!!!!!

Dec 10, 2007
a daughter of a survivor
by: Kim

I am a survivor of sexual abuse also, it was my grandfather and a family friend in my case. The reason I felt compelled to write a comment is my mother is also a survivor, it to was her father. Your story reminds me of hers. My grandmother knew about the abuse (from the time my Mom was 2 until she was fourteen) but did nothing. My mother had repressed the memories for years that is why I to was molested. She now remimbers the abuse, and is struggling with mental health issues,and has been for more than twenty years. Your father will probably never apologize, but you can heal without it. I pray for your happiness and mental health.
Monsters like your father should not be allowed in the general population.

Oct 22, 2017
So glad you found a reason to live...
by: C.O.

...and be proud to be a survivor. I have partially repressed memories..but I remember enough to know what happened..over the years I've been diagnosed with various mental health problems - the current one being Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder - the name says it all. I started self harming at 7 and I don't know how often I've tried suicide as I can't really tell the difference between a deliberate attempt and the times I would take sleeping pill after diazepam after anti-psychotic after sleeping pill and on and on just to try to quiet the turmoil in my head...i have no contact with any of my so called "family" and have very few friends..i live the life of a loner which is especially difficult as I also have a lot of physical health problems and struggle to look after myself. I haven't attempted suicide for a couple of years but I've been very apathetic about looking after my health - i have several undiagnosed, potentially serious symptoms but I just don't care anymore

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