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Apr 03, 2010
Karen:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

What you don't understand about your 8-year-old cousin was that she was likely also being abused by her brother and father and was too scared (just like you were) to tell. She was 8, Karen, you can't possibly blame her for not telling. You might not understand that now at your age, but as you mature, you will learn to look at 8 year olds and realize they are small children without any blame in anything of this kind of situation. Blame lies with your molesters. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Apr 05, 2010
I know u"ll be fine :)
by: Jstme

Hi Karen?I am no expert at this but I have been through the same,I was 6 and my cousins were older about (10-16) .I did not tell anyone though,I did not know wat to say or who to tell. I am now turning 21 n i put it all behind me bcos I know it wasn't my fault and I am worth much more. Your mother supported you n that is amazing,talk to your cousin hopefully she is not going through the same. TLk to your mum tell her how u feel and try to forget it all. Sometimes I want to tell a friend or jus anyone but then I realise it was so long ago n it doesn't affect me anymore. You Are still young and hAve a bright future.be strong girl....u can make it through:) and if u pray pray to God tell him to help heal u inside.

Apr 08, 2010
Innocence is bliss to those who know no better
by: maurice

Karen 3, while it can be hard don't blame yourself or your 8 year old cousin. You both were innocent, both at an age as two vunerable and beautiful children: Your 14 year old cousin may have warned his sister never to tell waht she saw him doing to you. She was ever so innocent too. Darlene has written loving words in her comment to you: she knows best and has given you helping words to understand the silence of your 8 year old cousin. As you grow you will understand her words better. For now, you are safe, your mother loves and cherishes you and believed you when you explained all your cousin has done to you. He and his father needs to be taught a lesson and put away from being around children for awhile. They both controlled you, have no doubt they had power over his sister too. Don't blame yourself ever. Understand your 8 year old cousin she too was and is not to blame for not telling. You both were innocent and vulnerable. Always believe in yourself. be safe, stay safe, have friends around you that you trust, trust, play with, have a healthy mind in a healthy body. Join dancing groups, team sports, and cultural groups. There is safety in numbers while you have fun taking part in natural and exciting things with your friends. So Karen 3. live well, laugh alot, love much. I can, I will, I must. because I am WORTH it. That is me wanting the best for you Karen 3

Aug 28, 2010
sorry
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry. I thought that police were nice. Why did god make police. I just wish that parents family and friends know what it feels like. You know that they will not KILL you! My friend got raped and he threatened to kill her if she told she did and she is still AlIVE!.
Defend youself that probably not is the anwser but i try to help i am loving on my kitten and my daughter. ANd to this day i am trying to put child abusers in JAIL!

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