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Sep 27, 2008
Such torture...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Earthlake, I'm sorry that you haven't been able to find a way to expose this abuse. You certainly continue to be emotionally tortured by it. I can only hope you find some measure of peace for yourself; and may you find it before your mother dies. As long as you believe you won't find peace until she does die, her power continues to control you. You're worth more than such a life of continued torment.

Thank you for sharing your story on my site, Earthlake. I do wish you all the best.

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

Sep 27, 2008
what to do
by: earthlake

I guess I have to look at the fear of my mother
head on...I am still letting her terrify me.
Seeing someone get away with murder makes me
scared for my own safety. Her cleverness to cover this all up working also does....I am not sure where to start to get to another level of feeling...it seems so complicated.
thanks for your response and I do apprecitate it.
I will try to figure out something to do to heal further...it has to begin inside me I think.
best wishes, francesca

Note from Darlene: Francesca, I've recently suggested reading material for several of my contributors, reading material that can be very helpful when it comes to healing. Consider a book by Byron Katie titled Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. She has written other books, but I believe this one is the best one to start with. Her approach is simple: question what you think. If you're willing to keep an open mind, perhaps her approach can help you with healing. You certainly deserve it.

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

Sep 27, 2008
thank you
by: earthlake

I will get the book tomorrow...I have heard about
it before but will absolutely read it.
best wishes and thank you for responding to me in such a helpful way. I am grateful to you and for your thoughtfully done website. Blessings!

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