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May 31, 2010
Maria:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I do hope the second half of your life is full of the dignity, respect and love you've always deserved. Distancing yourself from your "family" is likely the healthiest thing you could ever do for yourself, and possibly your children too.

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Jun 01, 2010
Good choice
by: Mike

I also think leaving your family is a good choice. Things could change if they all got counseling, but they likely wouldn't and the past can't be reversed. Speaking of the past, you're the same age as I am, so I can tell you personally that without help, the past will always haunt you. How much it affects you can vary, but if you haven't yet talked to someone, I bet the past does come back at least once in a while. If it does, you don't have to let it continue. Getting help getting over your past will make your life, and your children's lives better.

Jun 01, 2010
Even animals would never treat their young so sadistically
by: Anonymous

Maria, your so-called family is wrong because they are truly sick, twisted, sadistic and cruel in their own ways of thinking...not to mention uneducated control freaks. They didn't deserve to have such a beautiful, wonderful, articulate daughter like you, but most of all, you certainly didn't deserve to have such uneductaed, unloving, ignorant, uncaring, animalistic, cruel, sick, twisted, sadistic family (actually, they must've brainwashed your sisters as well). Oh, and even making jokes about you "trying to hide in a plate of food" really shows me how uneducated and ignorant they really are. Oh, and I can relate; in fact, no one ever believed me when I tried to tell them that my so-called family battered me; no one ever believed me when I tried to tell them that my so-called family tried to destroy and kill me; in fact, all they did was turn their backs on me and tell me things like "You deserved it", "It is your fault", "You should always listen to your parents and honor them everyday", etc. Oh, and my so-called parents also even let my so-called brother use and abuse me as well and, again, no one even cared enough to help me at all. Oh, and even my ex-boyfriend used to care about me and believe me all the time until the day I caught him cheating on me. Anyway, have you tried counselling? Be brave, Maria, and stay strong. I believe you and will pray for you.

Jun 01, 2010
Live for the NOW time of your life:
by: maurice

Maria Let Go to the best of your ability your abusive past: Don't dwell on it forever or it will stay with your forever: Get Help, speak with a counsellor, have loving and caring people around you who will uplift you each day NOW of your life: Learn from the past: You did not deserve to be treated or abused in the way you were: It was not your fault: Great there is two half's in each of our lives so we can play better on our own behalf in the second half: Darlene in her heartfelt and encourageing words wishes you will there Maria: Oh yes both for yourself and your children: Let your child be you real hope for the future, live for them and yourself. making a life for them much better than it was for you: I will: I can: I must because I and they are WORTH it: Always believe in yourself NOW: Live time of your life well: laugh alot, love much beginning NOW with yourself and your beautiful children: My prayers and best wishes are with you Maria:

Jun 01, 2010
move away
by: izabella

if ure american then move to england or any other country if you know the language, usually people dont do that as they´ll miss their family, one point done i say, better go to england they are a lot more tolerant but europe in general doesn´t choose to believe something, we check on everything, these a**{{{{s would not be able to live in a neighbourhood in berlin, ppl that do such things are avoided

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