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Aug 26, 2013
EB:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You're telling your story now. And who knows what the future will bring. You said, "...I know what to expect when I'm older, right?" Not so much. YOU get to create your own reality, EB. Just because you've endured tremendous hardship and inappropriate touching at the hands of other children doesn't mean that will be your future. Unless you choose it to be. The children who molested you and the one who threatened you were themselves children, children who were abused in the same way. They wouldn't be sexual otherwise. Your mother has serious problems that she chooses to drown in a bottle of booze. It's not right that you are put in a parental position. But that doesn't mean you'll always be. And even if others try to lure into that role, you always have a choice. You can draw a line in the sand. You can stand up for yourself. That may be difficult right now with your circumstances, but no matter what, you get to choose how your will respond. Cutting is so self-destructive. It may feel as though you're human when you're doing it, but what's actually happening is that you are mistreating your Self in much the same way that others do. You deserve better, EB. You deserve to be treated with love. Start by treating your Self with love. And kindness. And respect. Don't do to your body what others do to you emotionally. You definitely need someone to talk to, but you understandably don't trust your family and friends. I urge you to contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone about the abuse you are still dealing with. They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. They are not a reporting agency, although they can help you through the process of reporting if you decide to disclose. Visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.childhelp.org/get_help

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

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir

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