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Apr 29, 2011
Libby:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You're a very good friend. It sounds as though your friend's stepfather has an alcohol problem, and when he's been drinking he takes his anger out on your her. And though it's possible he's now dealing with this problem, alcohol addiction recovery often ends up in relapse. So if your friend once again finds herself in an unsafe environment with him, encourage her to disclose to the proper authorities. You could be saving her life by doing so. Make sure she knows that she's worthy of dignity and respect, and that she's not the nasty things he calls her; those are all lies. And then make sure that you have a support system to lean on yourself, because it can be very distressing to learn that a friend is having such difficulties. You want to make sure you take good care of yourself. Check out my child abuse intervention page for more information on intervention. Thank you for sharing your friend's story with my visitors and me.

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Apr 29, 2011
Libby
by: Mrs.R

Hallo Libby, like Darlene I also agree that you are a good friend and person. It must have been very hard on you to see you friend suffering like she was. The little niggle that I have is was this the first time? Yes it sounds like her father has a problem and usually problems such as those generally are not acute they develop over time. I hope for your friends sake that she is not repressing previous episodes.
I encourage you that if you begin to notice any changes in your friend like mood swings, eating problems, feelings of sadness and or withdrawal that you try to get her to speak with a professional. Sometimes abuse of any kind can come back and bite you so to speak.
I wish you and your friend a healthy happy peaceful future:)

Apr 30, 2011
Friends like you have Friends like your Friend
by: maurice

I value having true and real friends: I have just three that know me and I know them we are friends Libby how lucky your friend is to have you to share her feelings and the pain of being emotionally abused, made feel as if she has no worth by an alcoholic step-father: You sure received loving, caring concerned words from Darlene: Affirming you as the best friend someone could be blessed to have: Please value and respect the intteligence, the courage, her giftedness, her tallents: help her to stay in education: Between ye have healthy minds in healthy bodies: Libby this may mean you and her taking part with your own age and gender in team sports, sporting and cultural activities: This is one sure way to make natural and real friends and have many aquaintances like-minded to cheer you up when ye meet: Libby you are the best: Who am I? I AM THE BEST:I hope you have a friend other than your friend to talk things through with who will be a support to you in all you are doing for your friend:

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