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Sep 03, 2007
Don't give your power away
by: Darlene Barriere

I sincerely hope you find some measure of resolution with your feelings of betrayal, Francine. Your grandparents should have been there for you; they failed miserably on this count. Don't let this fact consume you. If you let this eat you up, you give up your power. Take back your power; you have too much to offer to give it away.

Sep 03, 2007
oh hun
by: Tracey

Oh hun thats terrible, how could they just watch that, it disgusts me how people can do that. I could never hurt my children. Im trying to help people who have been abused and maybe you could have a look and see if theres anything I can do to make it better

Tracey xxxxxxx

Sep 04, 2007
Reply to Tracey and Darlene
by: Francine

Tracey, it disgusts me, too, when my family just sat back and watched me get abused! To Darlene, luckily for me, there are somebody out there to help me. It's not only Mrs. S, but also Mrs. M, Ms. C, Mrs. J, Mrs. V, Ms. B, and lot more, so that gave me some power, but sadly, not all of it. You see, my grandparents were always cowards and so are their relatives because they refused to protect me! Well, yeah, my folks knew what's going on, but they wouldn't help. And yes, Darlene, I'm with you because these people need to open their eyes and save me!

Sep 06, 2007
by: Anonymous



Sep 07, 2007
Reply to Anonymous
by: Francine

Well, I do deserve a better life. Sometimes I know that my mom loves me; she just was too frustrated and can go crazy at times. And I'm also sorry for her, too, because her parents enslaved her when she was little. Today, I am trying to help her treat me even better that her own parents did her. Sometimes, she'd even ask me for forgiveness.

Feb 18, 2008
Someone is listening, Francine
by: Linda

I hear you, Francine. I know where you are coming from. Your mother sounds like true child abuser. I hope you were able to find a way to distance yourself from their cruelty, and have a better life than they gave you. I will never understand how anyone could mistreat an innocent child! This day and age there are people and agencies who will help child abuse victims. This website was a start to my getting back my life, from the scars of childhood abuse,and I hope it helps you, as well. Be strong, and be proud of yourself. I think you are a brave woman, for writing your abuse story, for the rest of us to see. Hang in there!

Mar 29, 2008
Reply to Linda
by: Francine

Linda, I never understand why people like that could mistreat such an innocent child either. You are a strong woman, too, and I am trying hard to be strong and proud of myself. Thank you so much for your comforting comments, Linda, cuz it really meant a lot to me...a lot. As for my mom, she was a true child abuser because of what her parents had done to her from ages 5 until 20, and I still think she still needs help (and I do, too!). Thank you so much, Linda, you are a kind woman and I understand how you feel. I wish you all the best, Linda, and I hope you wish me all the best, too, cuz we're worth it.

Jan 07, 2009
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I read your apology with regards to my comments left to you under Rita J's story; thank you, Francine: apology accepted. I also wanted to say that your comments today have been validating and supportive. Since we've settled the issue, I went back and removed the comments I left you under Rita's story. Thank you for abiding by the rules of conduct here on this site, Francine. Keep up the good work.

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

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