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Jun 05, 2008
Tell someone...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Caylin, you are dealing with emotional abuse, which is plenty serious enough. You don't deserve to be living in such an environment. Contact ChildLine on 0800 1111. Check out their website at www.donthideit.com for more information

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

Jun 05, 2008
You are carrying a heavy load.
by: Reply by Linda Settles

Dear Caylin,
You are carrying such a heavy load. It sounds like you are trying so hard to be responsible, to take care of your siblings, and do the right thing, but all you ever get for it is abuse. It breaks my heart to read your letter, but I am glad that you wrote it. I am glad that you are recognizing abuse and understanding that you have been victimized by it.
You will get through this. And you will be stronger for it. Abuse survivors are the strongest people I know. We have to be.
I would encourage you to get some help. You need a strong counselor who can encourage you, affirm you, and guide you into continuted processing and healing from the effects of abuse.
Don't give up! A wonderful life awaits you! I know, for I have been there--in the stranglehold of abuse and lived through it. I am triumphing over it and you can, too.

Jun 07, 2008
Don't give up
by: Hayley

Hiya Caylin, how are you feeling today. You did the right thing telling the school how you were feeling, fair play. You probably need to keep talking to them, and keep at them until something constructive is done (that is if you are still at school). Your parents have had a very negative effect on you. There is nothing wrong with you that makes you deserving of such abuse. The problems you have are because of what is happening to you. Keep talking, and don't give up until you get the justice that you deserve. It's not too late to report them to the police.

You have been so strong so far and can be proud of yourself even though it may feel difficult to do so. A couple of really good friends at work are helping me to be my own person. You can do that yourself too, that is find a friend who will help you to get over what has happened to you. It's a total chance thing, but it is a great feeling when you find someone who can help you without even trying.

You're so much worth more than this foul treatment. Your mother and step dad are just jealous of you as they can't be that strong. It's not your moum's fault she has her problems, but she should probably get help rather than take them out on you.

Jun 09, 2008
Hang on
by: Hayley

Hi Caylin, how are you feeling today? You are so strong you can triumph through this pain that you are being subjected to. I agree totally with the previous comments from Linda and Darlene. It's hard to believe when you are so down and depressed but with the help of councelling you will see a light at the end of what has obviously been a very long and dark tunnel. You are so strong and courageous even if you don't think that.

Good luck, you can get through this with the courage and strength that you are showing in such abundance.

Jun 12, 2008
tell someone
by: Anonymous

u dont deserve this.........tell someone what is happening

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