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May 03, 2008
It's NOT a hug...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Brana, your father is a sex offender. He's molesting you. Not only do you now know that, I believe you are writing your story here on my site as a cry for help. I believe you are reaching out. So allow me to reach out to you...

What your father has done to you, the dynamic between the both of you (which is way too complex to go into within the confines of this forum), has resulted in continued sexual assault. To be brief and simplistic, it is this "dynamic" that has you wrongly believing you are a willing participant, and that you are offering a lonely man comfort. This just isn't so, Brana. Your thinking is messed up because of his brainwashing. You have no responsibility in this. Your father was and is the adult; it's his responsibility to conduct himself in an appropriate fashion. It is inappropriate for him to have a sexual relationship with you. Father's DO NOT molest their daughters. Daughters are NOT to be used for sexual purposes, NO MATTER WHAT. Your father has misused his power in the most vile way. He's got you thinking that what the two of you have is something loving. It is NOT loving; it's twisted, it's wrong, and it's illegal. You need help, Brana.

You did not say if you are still a minor, although you suggested that you might be 17. If you are still a minor, please contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone about the sexual abuse at the hands of your father—and it IS sexual abuse, Brana; don't for one second think otherwise. Child Help are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you.

Whether or not you are an adult, I cannot be strong enough in my urging for you to seek out some form of professional counselling. You now know that what is going on is wrong; so please, do something to change it. Report what is happening, and then get some help. You're worth getting that help, Brana. You really are.

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

May 12, 2008
darlene is rite
by: Anonymous

what your dad is doing isn't right! it is sexual abuse! and just because he's your dad doesn't make it right. and you shouldn't be going to his house to have sex with him! he's your dad! your supposed to visit! not sex!

Jun 04, 2008
Its wrong
by: Anonymous

Hon what he is doing is terrible you need to tell someone and stop visiting him.

Jun 12, 2008
To Brana:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I'm posting this in an effort to release the other comments currently trapped in queue for this submission; there is a system glitch that has yet to be resolved. My sincere apologies for the delay in getting these comments to appear on this page. I realize it's an inconvenience, but rest assured, I continue to work at trying to fix this problem.

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

Oct 09, 2008
Run
by: Anonymous

I know what u r feeling....run...get help...my dad rape me and his brother raped both of his daughter....still raping her the youngest on..she has a baby by him...get help...you can't live like that...please get help...Please...turn it around

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