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Sep 03, 2009
You've been betrayed, but not by your friend...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Your friend tried to help you, Kimberly; and she was a very good friend for doing that. She did the right thing, even though it doesn't seem that way now. It was the counsellor who acted in a way that put you in danger with your parents. Perhaps she didn't understand. Perhaps she only knew of your desperation. If she knew about the abuse, she had an obligation to contact the proper child protective services.

If you are in the USA, I urge you to contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone about the abuse you are still dealing with. They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you, and it's confidential. They are not a reporting agency, although they can help you through the process of reporting if you decide to disclose the abuse. You can visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.childhelp.org/get_help

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Darlene Barriere
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Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Sep 04, 2009
Thank's Be To God you are struggling right now
by: maurice

Kimberly, you'll be fine, oh yes you have come through alot in your life, struggling all the way to amke real sense of Who Am I, Will the real me ever blossom and grow in my own right? There seems alot of do gooders as you see them around you wanting what they think is best fro you but not letting you live your own life. Kimberly all of us went through the same struggle until we began to trust the one or two called friend (S) Notice the word trust that is the greatest stumbling block we all have to make real for ourselves. So find your real and closest buddy, compannion, friend and tell them what you have written so brilliantly to Darlene and her visitors. Hi, know about yourself I can, I will, I must kick my ass ever so gently and push my self to trust. First myself, then the one or two who care about me lovingly more than all the want to help do gooders. They mean well and are important but you must choose the few who will listen to you, believe you, and help you to get help. Trust a therapist, trust a counsellor, They are professional people and all you relate to them in confidence is remains between you and them. They will give you words of support, they will suggest ways you can build up trust of yourself and other especially your chosen few called friends (real) Always believe in yoursefl. Hi find the largest mirror possible and love that wonderful and beautiful self (me) in it. era go on be gentle and kind to that Me. Say loving, caring words about that me. I'M SPECIAL AND I LOVE ME. You'll feel really good about yoursefl after doing it. Oh yes soothe that beautiful body of yours. gently building up your own self worth and self esteem. I'm The most important woman to make a life for mysefl now. Make your struggling be your strength to move on in yourself and your life.

Sep 06, 2009
I am your friend
by: Kara

Oh Kimberly i am your friend even though we dont go to the same church anymore. I WILL always be here to lisson when u need an ear or shoulder. I will be a rock in this rough river.

Sep 06, 2009
I can love me
by: maurice

I have an understanding of low self esteem in the young and not so young. Kimberly it is a crippler if you let it. Your the master of your own destiny, that too is easir said then done especially where you seem to be coming from right now. Kimberly Darlene is a good judge of Character and suffering from abuse. In her words to you right through she has asked you to believe in yoursefl. See the need of getting help for yoursefl as well as been encouraged to do by us all and the chosen few who value you and walk with you in your life. Abuse plays tricks on us especially when we find it difficult to acknowledge that we've been abused by people who should have loved and cherished. Kimberly, I can love me is very possible for you. Build up your own self worth in front of that mirror the larger the better see the full me in that mirror and acknowledge how wonderful and beautiful you are. Why would I want to harm any part of this beauty? Hug that beauty, be gentle and kind to that beauty, soothe away the scars/marks of abuse there are lovely body lotions these days to help you do that. I am certain you have a friend or tw that you reall confide in. They with yoursefl will help you get the help that will build up your self worth and self esteem. Your therapist may be difficult to understand at the beginning for you. Kimberly stick with your therapist you sure can trust them with your details of abuse. Total confidentiality is their business. You can be the great and wonderful woman you want to be. I can, I will, i must do it all just for me. Think positive, act positive, and be positive Say I'm Special and I love me.

Oct 03, 2009
therapist......
by: Anonymous

Currently, I am not seeing a therapist. I know I really should be, especially since depression and everything is getting much worse. But I have no way to do that. My parents don't have a clue of anything I'm going through, quite rightly. And I'm stuck with no where to go and nothing to do to help myself.

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