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Jan 07, 2010
Mari:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

It's NOT too late to tell someone. At the very least, talk to someone who can help you with the repercussions you're dealing with. And just for the record, you weren't born to be abused; as a child you were vulnerable. You were taken advantage of by some very twisted and sick people. Don't EVER blame yourself. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Jan 07, 2010
Recovery
by: Michelle

Mari,
I had the same thing happen to me when I was 5-8. It started at the babysitter's house and it involved 4 boys age 11-17...I hid my "dirty secret" for a very long time but it has taken a toll on me emotionally as well as physically. I have suffered from depression, eating disorders and self image issues for over 30 years! It is not too late to tell anyone! You are not alone and you are worth more than that! Keep you head up and while we can't forget about the past we can certainly move on from it...it has taken me a long time and I am still fighting the demons but with help you can overcome! Good luck and God Bless!

Jan 08, 2010
NEVER too LATE talk in confidence to a counsellor
by: maurice

Mari your story pains me to the core of my heart. Darlene in her comment has suggested with her heart felt words of love, care, concern for YOU. Be brave, be courageous at the beginning of A NEW YEAR 2010 making just one resolution. I will get help for myself, I can, I will, I must. I'm 30 years of age and I can live each day of my remaining years to the full, I will in time find the one who will love and respect me for who I am and not for what those B's did to me as an innocent child, a vunerable child, a scared child, because I did not want my Mammy to be hurt any more. They used you and abused you discrimately Mari. IT WAS NONE OG MY DOING OR FAULT. I must not blame myself. Darlene has given you the best of advice and true words of encouragement. Now get off your bottom and take action, get the help she suggests, seek out the counsellor/therapist and talk it all through as you have written it. One huge step in your healing process Mari. Well done, Always believe in yourself, Begin having a healthy mind in your healthy body becaime active and alive while involving yourself with like-minded for the NEW YEAR. join sporting and cultural groups around you. You can live well, you can laugh alot and you sure can LOVE alot. beginning with yourself in front of the mirror, build up your SELF ESTEEM because you are worth it. Say all the positive thoughts about yourself, your woderful and beautiful body, be gentle and kind to that parts that were totally wrongly touched and abused. Now soothe lorions and creams into your body making it feel naturlly good which in turn will make you feel good inside you about yourself. Okay, go for it Mari

Apr 05, 2010
thank you for sharing your story
by: Anonymous

i was also abused by multiple people at a young age and onward. when i started to remember the specfic times and people, i thought i was crazy. i also thought no one would believe me, as to most people abuse seems like a rare fluke.

i started to feel like you did, like the repeated abuse from different people proved that there was something inherently wrong with me, something obvious to take advantage of. i appreciate you sharing your story and other stories here reflecting the same.

as i read your story i was overwhelmed by how unfair and sad it was and i hope you can heal some day. it gives me hope that, if i ever share my story, that others will feel the same. thanks again.


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