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Nov 13, 2007
You are not alone
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

Dee, I really do hear the pain you are in; it's unbearable, I know. I've found that trying to "forget" doesn't work. The way toward some semblance of peace is through talking about the abuse, facing the residual emotions of that abuse, and then learning effective methods to deal with all of it. Skipping to step 3 seldom, if ever, works. It has been my experience that survivors who circumvent the first 2 steps of the process by trying to jump into the third only succeed in burying the very things they need to deal with the most. And when those emotions are buried, they manifest themselves in interpersonal and intimate relationships; they rear their ugly heads in the workplace, in the home, indeed in all aspects of one's life.

I suggest you read through the stories on this site, Dee. In particular, read the comments written in association with those stories. During the past 3 months, my visitors and I have offered support, encouragement and helpful information to each and every story contributor. By reading through those comments, you may find the strength you need to find help for yourself. My sitemap page provides alphabetical links to all the stories on this site.

Lastly, I strongly urge you to seek out some form of therapy. The right therapist can help you understand and cope with your emotions, which in turn will help you along the path to healing and recovery. You're worth it, Dee.

Nov 17, 2007
hang in there
by: Linda

first, it helps to tell and talk. if you kill yourself you will make God feel terrible. He didn't let this happen to you the evil side did. God and you need to see your life purpose carried out. Dont let the abusers have your whole life. yes they hurt you but dont lay down and surrender to them. sit up. stand up. talk. you have something to give others. now you go do it.

Nov 27, 2007
sorry
by: Anonymous

im so sorry for you, maybe you should do therapy, it might help if you do speak up!

Jun 11, 2008
Dee
by: Amanda Jacobs

Dee, you are not alone, i grew up abused to. By two different people. Two people i trusted as a matter of fact. My mother was an alcoholic and she physically, emotionally abused me and neglected my needs. my friends step-father sexually abused me. it has only now come out in the open and only now have itold my parents. for me it is also the first and last thing that i think of when i wake up and when i go to bed. i have to learn to trust people all over again, and it is hard as you know, just don't give up. i am 14 and i was lucky, as i was only abused for a few years, no more than 3 and it happened when i was around the ages 8-10. i now am safe and for everyone out there who is being abused in any way, you need to get help now, i didn't let it out until 4 years after it happened and last year i almost commited suicide. i will be getting help, and so should you. one last thing, something that i have finally understood, ABUSE IS NOT YOUR FAULT and NEVER will be.
~Amanda Jacobs
gr.9 student
South Secondary
School

Jun 12, 2008
so sorry
by: Anonymous

im so sorry this happened to u. it shouldnt happen to any1

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