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Mar 29, 2012
Brianna:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

What your mother said to you about being raped by your brother, that it was just as much your fault as your brother's, was simply wrong. You were, and are not to blame. Blame is on the shoulders of the person who sexually assaulted you because he chose to offend you. And chances are, you are not his only victim. Chances are, he's sexually assaulted others. Your father was equally wrong in the way he put on your shoulders that if you disclosed what happened, it would be your fault for the consequences to your brother. WRONG. Your brother has serious problems that are going to carry with him well into adulthood. You see, Brianna, sex offenders do not change their ways until they are made to stop. They don't stop until someone tells. You are living in a very unhealthy environment with your mother, and you're carrying a tremendous amount of anger and hostility over the breakup of your parents. That involves too much for me to go into here. Just always remember that breakups are complicated and they aren't one-sided. Rather than "blame" your father (or mother) for the divorce, look inward for ways to deal with the anger and hostility you feel. Consider talking with a counsellor at school. Or contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone. They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. They are not a reporting agency, although they can help you through the process of reporting if you decide to disclose the abuse. Visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.childhelp.org/get_help

You don't deserve to be mistreated, Brianna. You certainly deserve help for the fact that you are being mistreated. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I send you love, light and healing energy.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
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author. speaker. survivor. coach
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Mar 30, 2012
The Horror
by: Anonymous

Brianna, I really hope that you're out of that house now...and thank goodness you survived! As for your brother, shame on your parents for running away from you for turning to them for help instead of protecting you from that pervert of a brother! I am disgusted by their reactions towards your brother offending you. What your family did to you is abuse, so TELL, TELL, TELL!!! Children are gifts to treasure, not to abuse. Well, maybe your mom must've been frustrated with her own life and chose to take it out on you; sadly, she never got any help that she needed, but don't try to help her; it's up to her and your family to want help, so, again, TELL, TELL, TELL!!! Keep telling until someone will finally listen to you and help you.

Mar 30, 2012
Brianna,
by: AnonymousT

Your brother could get in trouble and that is exactly as he deserves for making the choice to assault you.
I don't know the particulars - his age, yours, etc but you were hurt and for that you should tell. But it's up to you because it is a big, important decision to make.

Just always know & repeat to yourself every day:

It's not my fault I was hurt.
I am important.
I am lovable.

Just because your family has told/shown you different doesn't make it so. You were not at fault, you are important, you are lovable.

Best wishes & healing to you Brianna,
T

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