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May 25, 2013
Jennie:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I very much understand how hard you've hat to work. There are many similarities between your life growing up and mine. I know firsthand how challenging it can be to overcome the effects of abuse. Things really changed for me when I realized that as long as I held onto the anger and hate and hostility, I was the one in prison, and that I was continuing to allow my abusers to control me. I just didn't want to continue to live my life so full of anger and anxiety. As I read what you shared, I noticed how many times you said something negative about yourself. I used to do this too. Try an exercise that I used many years ago: Whenever you say or think a negative thought about yourself, write it down on a piece of paper titled "What I Am Not", then immediately write its exact opposite on another piece of paper titled "Who I REALLY Am". Do this each and every time you come up with a negative thought about yourself. And then start writing all the positive characteristics about yourself (smart, articulate,empathic, etc) on that same piece of paper. Each day, read all the positive aspects of yourself. Don't worry if you don't believe them...yet. You will. Just keep with it. And keep the positive one where you will see if often. Eventually, as you find only positives about yourself, you can ceremoniously destroy the negative one...burn it, dance in the light of the moon, whatever you deem appropriate, just make it celebratory. Remember, there are many ways to incorporate healing modalities in your life without seeking out expensive therapy or counselling. Nature is another place to spend for some of the best therapies out there. And never forget what you have already achieved. You have not given up; we need people like you in the world. Perhaps you can find a way to turn your pain into power. I send you love, light and healing energy, Jennie. 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

May 25, 2013
Proud of Jennie
by: Annette

You have only to be PROUD of yourself. You must be such an amazing woman. Jennie, you have so much to look forward to. From reading your story, I know Jennie that you are very Beautiful, Smart, Kind, and Loving. God Bless you.

May 29, 2013
Recovery Path.
by: Kevin F

I agree with all the above, Jennie and I'd also say to use any medication that you may find helpful. I too suffer severe depression from a whole childhood of abuse and I've found SSRI medication really good for the many physical symptoms that severe depression presents. I doubt I'd be alive without it.
You're on the path of recovery.
Good luck.

Aug 07, 2013
your lucky
by: Anonymous

your lucky its all over and your with someone you love..... im 30 and im scared of people im home all the time ,suicidal... i hope i can meet a guy get married and just move on

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