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Nov 10, 2012
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You endured horrific abuse at the hands of so many, at the hands of the people who were there to protect you and keep you safe from harm. The feelings of betrayal and abandonment must be overwhelming. I'm here to say that you can overcome all of this. You can choose to heal...but you must choose to heal for healing to begin. You didn't deserve to be the punching bag for so many and you didn't deserve to be controlled by power-hungry abusers who clearly had their own serious problems. What's important is what you do with all that now. The choices you make for your Self. How you choose to use what happened to you for the betterment of others. Sharing your story here is one way. I hope you'll find other ways to turn your pain into power. Start by seeking out some form of counselling or therapy, if you haven't already. You deserve that kind of help, Dave. You really and truly do. I send you love, light and healing energy. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Nov 10, 2012
so so sorry
by: kristen

I am deeply sadened for you. So so sorry that those who should have protected you were so nasty.
I can not understand but I think and pray for you.

Nov 11, 2012
The Horror
by: Anonymous

Wow, Dave, I must say that, to be honest, your story is one of the most disturbing stories I've ever read.

See their behavior, not their image. What a sad, sorry bunch they really are, just for grabbing for a victim who will give them whatever they want, just so they don't have to take care of themselves (which they should). Their unhealthy attitude must've sent a strong message that they have no intentions of helping themselves/changing their dysfunctional lives for any reason at all, no matter how nice you are to them. Help yourself, not them; they're the adults who need to help themselves; if they're not going to help themselves, that's their own problem.

Never be alone with abusers again, TELL, TELL, TELL!!! Children are gifts to treasure, not to abuse.

Oh, and I hope you're really out of that house now...and thank goodness you survived! You're not to blame for their sadistic behavior. Please try counselling and tell someone you really trust.

Nov 11, 2012
Such uncontrolled sadism
by: Anonymous

Dave, your so-called mother is deeply troubled and sadistic. Beating you, berating you, pulling your beautiful hair, banging your head against the wall and even torturing you; those injuries could've caused your death (and thank goodness you survived). This isn't even discipline; that's just torture. I really hope you're out of that house now because she's just too dangerous to be trusted. Oh, and gloating and making jokes about you getting beat up by bullies must've shown how uneducated and ignorant she really was. As for your dad and your siblings (especially your brother), they can't be trusted either because they're either brainwashed or simply groomed to be bullies. I really hope you're in a safe place now, far away from those monsters; if not, please tell someone and keep on telling until he/she will finally listen to you and help you.

Nov 12, 2012
by: Dave W

Hi all

Thank you for your comments they mean a lot.

The day you have read about happened many years ago though some thing happened recently that brought it all back. I turned out all right in the end though.

Thanks for listening

Nov 20, 2012
Dave your story is the worst I've read, yet it reminds me a bit of mine.
by: Princess Andie TM


I'd thought it had been put all behind me; however, as you have explained that something happened recently- which brought it all back: "This is what happened to me as well."

Telling you she'd get off on manslaughter is similar to what my sister told me. She wanted to get amunition to shoot our abusers, as she'd say: " We are under (18) & wont go to jail." Of-course she was younger. I'd imagine for her to hear me get hit when I'd sneak food for her, could be the reason she handled it different than I?

My sister never took my Aunt back, as she is frightened of her. The letter she wrote me did not just disturb me---it upset my other Aunts & Uncles as well.

I pray you find peace. It may sound crazy, but I'm glad I went thru what I did, as I know it made me a stronger person. Dave she couldn't break me as a child. And that is what pissed her off, because she still can't break me as an adult.

I write under Princess Andie TM. And I answered my own question to her nasty letter from a Poem I wrote before I moved to CA. It is called: In My Life.

My mascot is my bunny named Hazel. Thanx for your share. I've found in my journey that my friends, neighbors & everyday folks- treat me better than most of my family. I am soo sorry this happened to you, but I can tell you are still a kind person & have joy.

Happy Holidays!

Princess Andie TM

Nov 23, 2012
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry that this happened to you, since your were beaten by those weirdos at school, your mom should have comforted you, it was not your fault, and don't EVER let anyone trick you into believing that it was!!

Feb 12, 2013
Seriously, get out of that house!
by: Anonymous

Please try to get out of that house as soon as you can, Dave; you've suffered enough. Your parents and even your brother and one of your sisters are mentally ill; I'm sure they won't change until they're made to stop. As soon as you get away from them, your healing can start in earnest.

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