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Oct 09, 2009
I commend you for reaching out to other abuse survivors...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Courtney, I respect and applaud that you want to help people who have been abused. One way of doing so is to comment on other peoples' stories on this site (there are over 1600 of them - see my sitemap page for the archives and for an A-Z listing).

Courtney, you'll note I removed your email address. Email addresses, phone numbers, etc. are strictly prohibited on this website because I am committed to keeping my visitors safe while here. There is no way to know who is visiting and what their motives are, therefore, all such personal information is removed from submissions and comments before they ever go live on the site. I thank you for your understanding, and I thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Oct 09, 2009
An enabler for a mother...and a vicious beater for a step-dad
by: Anonymous

Courtney, I'm so sorry about your childhood and I really hope your stepfather gets incarcerated for all those terrible crimes that he committed against you (including those for jumping on the bed). I also hope that you try counselling. Be brave, Courtney, and stay strong!

Oct 10, 2009
have I adequately dealt with my own abuse???
by: maurice

Courtney M. Darlene sure has given you her heartfelt advice and re-assurance that you are great wanting to help others who were abused. I always wanted to help others too once I realized it was abuse that happened me. Thanks to the Therapist I went to He said heal yoursefl first before you go towards others to offer them love and support. I say his logic, I took time out for myself and did all that I was advised to do. Then I began Listening with a real listening EAR. Not advising, not butting in but respecting the one relating their story. While at times I wanted to butt in I restrained myself. slowly but very surely basically through honest conversation I was helped as well as helping the other telling his or her story. Naturally they knew when they were ready for real help and getting counselling. I have done a number of counselling courses to teach myself the better way to help someone who was abused. Since arriving on Darlene site I have broadened my horizons in allowing people to be untill they are ready. Oh yes, a samll number needed a push but most thankfully went to Counsellors and therapists knowing that it was the best thing for them. Not because Maurice said so. Darlene is so empowering in her comments but she is at her wits end telling us, you must help yourself. Me and my visitors are loving you on to doing so. Courtney you know and understand all about abuse from the level of abuse you had to work through. I care about you genuinely when I say this to you Are you fully at peace with yourself NOW? Do you truly love the wonderful and beautiful you in the mirror. Be true to yoursefl, your friends and all those who truly LOVE and hug YOU. Darlene has given you the lovely option begin reading the stories of her visitors and if you feel you can offer a comment than please do. She knows best Courtney

Jan 22, 2010
Wow
by: Anonymous

I um well im doing an class report thing on child abuse and i was wordering if you could help me out

From Darlene: Anonymous, I appreciate that you want to do well on your child abuse report, but I do not permit email addresses in submissions or comments on this site. I cannot guarantee your safety otherwise. Please respect that policy. Any communication with Courtney must be done through the comments form attached to this page, assuming she decides to respond. I thank you for your understanding.

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Sep 11, 2010
my mother
by: Anonymous

i am happy to see that someone is there to help people i was abuse by man but mostly by my mother and i have been trying to move an but i dont know where to right now my life is a mess i dont even no what to do am21 .thank you

Sep 12, 2010
I can't believe it: That after a Year:
by: maurice

Courtney M you sure touched the hearts of Darlene and her many visitors with your loving wanting to help story: I can't believe it is almost a years since I lovingly sent you my feelings in a comment: Now on the 11th of Sept 2010 someone is still helped by your story: Thank's to darlene's vision in setting up her site to help people to begin telling their story, when otherwise they were at a loss as to who can I tell: Who can I trust: who will listen to me: We all know her comments make the difference to each of her visitors personally and they get a start on how to go about trusting and telling@ Thank you one and all for your stories and your comments they sure are great consolation and help to me personally: I get motivated to Truly Believe in myself and my recovery from having been abused: It;s a start in helping people courtney but each person must make their own efforts to let go of the effects that haunt them still: Action speaks louder than words: I am certain That is what Darlene's hopes for when she writes her loving: encourageing words to each visitor to her site: I watched one of her video's yesterday: she is very powerful in her communicating and relating even on face book:

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