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Dec 20, 2007
You are VERY strong!
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

Joe, you are to be congratulated for all your hard work and for staying in college to study music. Good on you! As tough as it is, it is worth all the time, energy and devotion that you are putting in. It shows how strong you really are.

As for your mother, she obviously chose her addiction over you, her son. You were not dealing with a human being, Joe, you were dealing with heroine. That's not an excuse; it's an explanation—there are no excuses for what she did to you and for the way she conducted her life. Your mother still had choices and she made the wrong ones. She should have loved you and nurtured you and protected you from harm. You got a raw deal, Joe, a really crappy, raw deal. I'm delighted that you had the good sense to cut off a relationship with her because of her neglectful and destructive patterns. That showed a tremendous amount of self-respect, Joe. I hope you realize that.

As for your father, his chronic depression really did take hold. Yes, he did step up to the plate to get you out of the abusive environment you were living in with your mother and her boyfriend. And he did get you into music. And he did find the resources to get you into a college to study music further. His love for you was obvious. But he should have sought professional help for his depressive state; he let you down by not getting that help.

Neither of your parents were there for you when you were being sexually molested. They should have been. And if they had been there for you, you would NOT have been molested in the first place. Nine months for sexual assault of boys . . . shame on the courts! That must have been a slap in the face for you. The pervert should have been locked away for the rest of his miserable life.

But back to your life, keep at it. Finish your education and go on with your love of music. And just so you know, depression does not have to be your legacy, as it was your father's. I strongly urge you to seek out some form of counselling in order to help you deal with all the emotional stuff. You're worth it, Joe.

Dec 21, 2007
How Could They?
by: Francine

Joe, whatever your so-called mom and her boyfriend did to you and your beloved dad is wrong! And no, you are not stupid! You are a smart person, dear, and I know you love music. You are a good singer, too. You are a genius, Joe, A GENIUS!!!!!! Don't ever let anyone think otherwise! Your mom and her boyfriend are extremely wrong in hurting you and your dad and they know it! The only stupidity that I see, Joe, comes from your hateful mother and her sadistic boyfriend.

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