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Dec 22, 2007
There was—is—NOTHING wrong with you!
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

Your parents are the ones with something wrong with them, Jodie. They are the ones who need fixing. You are lovable. You deserved to be treated with love and respect. You deserved to be loved and nurtured by your parents. That was your birthright. Your parents failed you. They abandoned you; and for that, they should be held accountable.

And just for the record, there was NOTHING you could have done to stop your father from beating you with that belt. Don't EVER blame yourself for that. HE was the adult; you were the child. HE had all the power; and he misused that power. It wasn't your fault, Jodie, it wasn't your fault. Keep telling yourself that, because it's true. You couldn't have done anything to stop him. HE KNEW that, and used that to his advantage.

Yes, the memories will likely be there for what you call "eternity" Jodie. But they do not have to rule you. They do not have to continue to control you. They can only do so if you allow them to. You have it in you to take back your power. You have it in you to NOT allow what your parents did to you in your childhood to control or oppress you in adulthood. But you need help in sorting through all the emotional trauma. As I do with the vast majority of postings I make on story submissions, I strongly urge you to seek out some form of therapy or counselling, Jodie. You are certainly worth it.

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