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Feb 28, 2008
Ongoing nightmares...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Laura, you need helping dealing with the nightmares and terrible memories. You need to tell someone. A teacher, a counsellor, a pastor, someone you trust. You shouldn't be dealing with this alone.

I gather you are still a minor. If so, I urge you to contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you, Laura. They are not a reporting agency, although they can help you through the process of reporting if you decide to disclose the abuse. And I believe you need to disclose the abuse. What your sick and twisted father did to you was heinous; he should be locked up for the rest of his days for his criminal acts. I hope he is out of your life.

As for your sisters, you are probably right. They are incorporating coping skills geared at circumventing the abuse rather than facing it head on. The emotional pain of child abuse at the hands of a parent does that. It's not at all uncommon. Try not to judge them too harshly for their coping methods. Instead, focus on yourself and how you will deal with the emotional residue. You're worth it, Laura.

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

Mar 01, 2008
aww, i feel for you.
by: Jazmine.

OMG, sorry but how sick minded could your fstherhave been. i have never been abused, but when i was 5-8 years old my dad would hit my mum as HE THOUGHT that she had spent her money &+ after all the beatings he would find out that it was a miss-calcualtion. I WILL NEVER FORGIVE HIM FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE !


Mar 04, 2008
you are a princess
by: Anonymous

I was abused sexually by my cousin but i can't imagine what your dealing with. i do know that when i turned my past abuse over to God i stopped having nightmares but i still had a lot to deal with and i had great Christian people around me to help. it took me two years to trust a male and i still take a while but not as long. If you don't know who God is you can open the Bible and find him i know this sounds forward but i long for anyone in pain from abuse to be healed and i know that God can do all things and he loves you so much. if you ever start to hate yourself always remember you are a princess and there are good people in the world you just have to find them

Mar 09, 2008
let me share my story with you...
by: Anonymous

Laura,
I feel deeply for you. I hope you will be able to work through your pain with some therapy, and you definitely have my support.

I thought I might be the only one to have witnessed my mother being beaten by my father. He broke her arm and she was forced to sleep in my room so he wouldn't rape her. Like you, my brother and I were forced see my father on weekends and even sleep over. I would have nightmares, and I STILL do, of him. I will never get over the fact that my father won that battle in court, just because he had alot of money. I even heard my father tell his girlfriend that he would kill my mother if he could. Then he married her and adopted her child! He always says he loves us, but I think, how could he? He gets angry if we don't call him. He blames my mother for everything that happened. All of us are emotionally damaged and angry. I feel like he ruined our lives, but I hope to one day get over all of these overwhelming feelings because I don't want this to have a negative effect on my adulthood. I want to have a healthy life, And I hope you will have one too.

Oct 25, 2008
Comment will be considered as a story on its own page...
by: Anonymous

***Comment removed by Darlene Barriere - Webmaster***

Note from Darlene: Anonymous, just a friendly reminder that these comment threads are reserved for supportive and encouraging posts to the person who originally wrote their story; in this case, to Laura.

I have removed your comments from here and will consider posting what you wrote as a story through my child abuse stories page. I do thank you for your understanding.

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

Nov 20, 2010
God can heal you and he wants to....... just let him
by: Anonymous

it may take some time, but as one person commented earlier, all this feeling of hurt can be wiped away by a touch from the hands of GOD. but the inly way it can happen is if you actually believe that he can heal your scars. i have never been abused before nor have i witnessed abuse but i am smart enough to know that it is definitely not a nice thing. i dont know the pain you are feeling, but i know u're in pain. and i just want u to know, i wish i could hug you and tell you everything will be alright. i will pray for you Laura. just remember this, Every single thing..... you gotta place it in God's hands. let him fight your painful battle because he wants to. you just gotta let him.

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