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Nov 02, 2008
Well done!
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Deb, you show that it is possible to overcome the effects of terrible abuse. Congratulations on that front! And keep up the great work as a "well-adjusted" woman, a wonderful mother and wife, and a dedicated and determined student. You have selected a career that can definitely turn pain into power. Well done!

As for your mother "conveniently forgetting" that horrible incident with the turpentine, I'm not at all surprised. It's been my experience that confrontations with abusers rarely result in responsibility taken. Such confrontations are usually wracked with denials, minimizations, or worse, blame shifted to the victim. Just don't let your mother's denial interfere with your goals and aspirations.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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

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