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May 24, 2013
David:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I understand your desire for justice. There was a time when I dreamt of that kind of justice for my own abusers; sending them to jail, having them experience what they put me through. I also dreamt of doing to them what they did to me. But then I came to realize that that was not who I really was. I could not be vindictive and turn into the very people they had become.

Is what these sickos did to you and others fair? No. Do your abusers deserve to be locked up for what they did? Absolutely. Will that ever happen? I don't know. What I do know is that you and your brother and the other woman who was abused in that torturous home as a child are the ones living in prison. You believe that justice served will allow the healing process to begin. To believe this is to continue to give away your power to these abusers. Take back your power, David. Do not allow one more minute, one more second of your life to be affected by what these sick criminals did to you. Make the choice to heal, then get on with the business of that healing and living your life in a way that makes the statement: "I will not allow what you did to me take up any more time in my life! I get to choose how I live!" You and the others deserve that, David. You really do. I send you all love, light and healing energy. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Darlene Barriere
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Jun 06, 2013
Sounds like my foster family
by: JGO

This story sounds pretty similar to mine. I grew up in Canada though. 11 years with a psychotic foster family. Sue them in civil court. I sued in criminal court & sort of faced the same dilemma, no child abuse cases ever tried here. The prosecutor & police believed me, but I lost anyway as I had no one else to come forth on the witness stand. The prosecutor & police woman both told me to sue civilly. I was a wreck & exhausted-after the criminal case; it took me some years later, but I did just that. I was stronger by this time. I didn't get a very good lawyer as he convinced me to settle out of court. I regret that. But, I believe I might still be able to sue the Foster mother both civilly & criminally, as well, you should consider suing the government (social services) who placed you there.

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