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Jan 01, 2010
Don't keep pretending...TELL someone...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Faith, you don't deserve to live this way. You can't do this alone. You DO need help. Please tell someone: a trusted teacher, a school counsellor, or perhaps a church elder, someone who can help you. 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 the abuse. You can 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.

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Jan 05, 2010
You were innocent/tollerant/ but used and abused
by: maurice

Faith, reading your story which you articulated very well to Darlene and her visitors. Darlene has given you the most loving advice anyone could give you. She knows from what you have related you don't deserve to be treated like you are. It is a false sense of security for you. In time your Father/Brother will abuse you more and more. Children are so vunerable that they can tollerate what is done to them out of fear which seems the way you have accepted letting your brother do things to you. Your living situtation is not normal so NOW This Day go for help. I am certain you have a true friend your own age that you have been trusting of telling her/him all that is going on for you. We nearly all have a friend like that from our school days. With their help go tell an adult whom you can confide in without being afraid. You need an adult counsellor to make you safe from the hands of your out of control Father/Brother. If they loved, respected you, cherished you as normal daughter/sister they would not hit you or treat you badly/harshly. You are intelligent I can tell that from the way you wrote your story. Faith you found a safe place to begin your healing from abuse here on Darlene's site. She with all her many visitors want only what is best for you. She truly cares about your welbeing. Go for help, get help, don't delay in the hope maybe things will get better. I don't think they will so please Love yourself and get the help Darlene suggests. A new year so make a new beginning with it just for you Faith.

Jan 05, 2010
I dont know how you did it
by: Anonymous

I dont know how you did it! You have to be one of the strongest woman ever. You went through HELL. Thats what people need, they need to know someone who has gone throught this to inspire the rihgt and wrongs of life and how too deal with them. Espessially.. sorry for spelling... how to push through and BE STRONG. You are an inspiration.

Jan 15, 2010
Confusions
by: Faith

I reread my story several times and I noticed that I left out one huge detail. In 8th grade after the last story I told about my father saying my brother would kill himself, my mom called CPS and had my brother and I removed. After that my brother only hurt me physically a few more times and now we are at the point where he rarely hits me and the most he does is call me fat and ugly.
When I read the site I noticed that saying somthing is someone else's fault is concidered abuse. My brother an I would do it all the time to each other. If something fell And my brother was distracting me I would say 'Look what you did! You distracted me!' he did the same thing only when I said it I got punched. I stoped when I found out it was abuse. Does that make me a terrible emotional abuser? My new step-sister even started to say it but I didn't teach her to say it. What did I do wrong and how can I fix it? (Is it bad that I am terrified that you are going to reject me, call me names and the other 2 commenters will hate me two? I am so confused.)

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