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Apr 13, 2010
John:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Witnessing abuse is very difficult for a child to deal with. You and your sister most definitely witnessed your share. Not to mention dealing with an unpredictable, unstable and emotionally abusive mother. Yes, you dealt with emotional abuse. This will certainly leave someone with scars. If you really want change in your life, you must take steps to allow that change to happen. I suggest some form of counselling. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Apr 13, 2010
Me too
by: Anonymous girl

Hi John2 - hope you see this because I saw a lot of similarities in your story & mine, especially how I deal as an adult.

I'm in my early 30's, a mom & most abuse I remember was verbal/emotional. I also see myself in your moms place in a few ways. Basically my lack of coping skills & blowing up. I've been working on that a lot lately though.

First, I have adult ADD - I'm not on meds though I am working with a doctor. I'm on a different diet. Second, I have an issue with authority due to my childhood. I also have a huge inability to follow through.

I don't have a lot of advice except for finding a therapist you can work well with. And one thing I've been working on is following through. If I don't want to do it...I force myself to. I keep busy, if I'm busy - I'm grounded. My husband has been helpful and I'm thankful for that but it's hard work figuring out WHY you are the way you are, LEARN from it...& then HEAL from it.

Best of luck to you.

Apr 14, 2010
Growing up with an abcent Father
by: maurice

I think you are one great guy, you realize growing up in the house with Parents who were incapable of parenting was for you emotional abuse. You have come to know the effects of such abuse on you and your sister. Well you won't go too far astray if you take note of Darlene's Comment. She has certainly given you hope in her loving/understanding big hearted way. Take the neccessary steps be pro-active get off your bottom and get living your life to the full. She has acknowledged that you and your sister we emorionally abused. You will be the winner over it and your parents. You are no idiot you are highly intelligent and know counselling will put you on the right pathway to recovery and healing. Have a healthy mind in a healthy body. becaome active and alive with like minded friends and people in your life. Take part in sporting and cultural activities with them. It will do you a power of good. Get you out into community thinking positive, acting positive and being positive in all you do and say. Live the NOW time of your life to the full. Let go of the past, it will take some time but not a life time. Get the message John 2. Build on your self esteem/worth and value of the true YOU. You'll be fine, great you found Darlene's site a new beginning on;ly if you want it to be. Action speaks louder than words. So kick bottom and up, up and away living each day to the full. Have the support of a friend or two. I will: I can: I must just because I am WORTH it. Counselling, think about, it is the most important step for you right now. Only YOU can make it happen with alot of help from your friends.

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