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Nov 21, 2007
You ARE a good person and a VERY caring sister
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

Everyone has let you and your brother down, Kaleigh, EVERYONE. Your mother, your stepfather, your teachers, and even counsellors. Your story clearly shows what happens to children and how they turn either rebellious or disconnected when abuse goes unchecked. But not all counsellors are created equally. Some are good; some are great; some aren't worth the paper their qualifying certificate is written on. A good counsellor CAN help rather than hinder, such as the case with your brother. I sincerely hope both you and your brother will eventually find the help you need in order to deal with all that neither of you should have had to endure.


Nov 21, 2007
Strong
by: Anonymous

Dear Kaleigh,
I read your story. I totally identified with you through your words. I am the only one who made it "out" with any values and strength. You are a standing model of hope for your little brother. I want you to read my story LLS of Buffalo. There's also a healing one I wrote. If you're in college, you made it. We made it, girl. We are NOT like them. You are doing all the right things. Never, ever surrender. I am an art teacher and I love my child, God, my pets and life. I am glad I never died and believe me I wanted to many times. PLease continue. Be like me. I am so happy I forged ahead. You'll have the last laugh. And you may be able to live off campus with some other people if you share a house and work at night. Just a thought. Could go live with family elsewhere and go to college there?. If they would put you up you could pay room and board with a part time job and go to school on student loans and pay them back later.
I really dont want you to go back "home".
As far as your crushed self esteem you will have to build your own and therapy can help with that. Also, there is free therapy at some colleges. There are many books you can read to help yourself too. I want you to know that the counselor was not an accurate example of what most are like. I'm sorry it happened to you. Now, you really can trust me on the counselor thing. Look. Go. Try them until you get a good fit. PLease hang tough. I want to say again that you are worth it and didn't deserve their abuse. You will be a great mom some day because you know right from wrong and you care. Guess what? I am a good person too.

Nov 27, 2007
you can
by: Anonymous

I suffered from emotional abuse too. Two of my younger sisters still live at home. It is so painful to see them continuing to be abused. I even called the social services last year but they didn't do anything cause my parents put on "good behaviour" I've been in therapy and 12 step programs now for 6 years and what has helps me today is knowing that like myself, they have their own Higher Power taking care of them.

I'm still sad and I still grieve that by myself I wasn't able to make it stop. But I'm taking care of myself today and doing what I can to heal so I don't have to repeat the past.

You are so brave. Thank you for your story. It helped me tonight.

Nov 27, 2007
Oh man
by: Anonymous

I only wish you could know how much Christ loves you. SOOO MUCH. A Bible will help you also. There are so many verses in there about how much He loves us despite what we went through. And none of that was God's fault. Satan was a helping hand in that. He doesn't want you prosper...and your mother's own free will to marry a man like that didn't help. I only pray that you will find God's love for yourself.
<3

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