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Jan 31, 2012
Leah:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Something I learned a very long time ago...you cannot help someone who doesn't want to be helped. And your father does not want to be helped; what he wants is an excuse to keep up the anger and hostility. That's all he knows. He is wallowing in his own self-pity as he has done for his entire life. He's an alcoholic, which has been his crutch all of his life, and his family has enabled it. You are not his keeper. When he blames you, it's a pathetic attempt to keep you in his sick game. Only YOU can choose to step away and decide not to play the game. If that means distancing your Self, then so be it. Just because he's 89 and he's your father does not mean that you are enslaved to him. Make him stand up on his own two feet or fall by treating your Self with the dignity and respect you've always deserved. Your life starts now, right now, Leah. Stop thinking about what others might think, and instead concentrate of your own self love. When you father comes to mind, send him love and light, and then go on with whatever it is you're doing. Seek out some form of counselling or therapy in order to deal with the effects of all you endured: abandonment by BOTH parents, being forced to be a mother and caregiver when you were in such need as a young girl, plus all the abuse. You didn't deserve to be put into such an environment and face such hardships, Leah. You certainly deserve help for the fact that you lived such misery. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I send YOU love, light and healing energy. You can and WILL embrace the life that is yours, of that I have no doubt. Always remember that it is never too late to do so.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
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