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Feb 12, 2011
Melissa:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Anyone who thinks that most children will speak out about abuse are terribly mistaken. MOST child abuse goes completely unreported and undisclosed because abused children are so afraid of not being believed. This site is a place for survivors to be heard; it isn't a place that can help those who are being abused. Please contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone about what you are dealing with. They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. They are not a reporting agency, although they can help you through the process of reporting if you decide to disclose the abuse. Visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.childhelp.org/get_help

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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

Feb 12, 2011
it can stop......
by: My Two Cents

It can stop, just please TELL someone this is going on! Darlene has several hotline numbers in these pages, please call one of them and let them know what is going on.

You do NOT deserve to be treated this way, and the people that are hurting you are wrong. You have taken the first step in deciding it needs to stop, now the next step is to tell, tell, and TELL until it stops and you are SAFE.

Be well.

My Two Cents.

Feb 12, 2011
I'm sorry
by: Anonymous

Melissa, your so-called parents are so twisted and screwed up that they don't know how to even take care of themselves, much less be parents to you. You deserved so much better than what they did to you and how they treat you as less than human. They certainly don't deserve you in their lives. Oh, and they also even abused your sister just by grooming her to be antisocial and sadistic towards you. Oh, and they're wrong. You are not worthless; you are worthy of love, dignity and respect. You are not a little s***; you are not stupid; you are smart and articulate. Brothers and sisters should always play and have fun with their siblings, not learn to hate their own siblings, so the sooner you tell, the better. Darlene is right! Please get away from your poisonous "family" and tell someone you really trust.

Feb 23, 2011
You can do it!!!!!
by: Jade

Melissa, my name is Jade, and I am 17 years old I will never know if you have read this but I am going to say something anyway am from the UK and I have read your story.
The first step was telling your bestfriend and now you are telling the world, I know your story.
But its not us you should tell its the people that can help you, if you want to make this stop please tell somebody.
If this carries on you will end up gone from the world completely, you need help read other peoples stories so how they are feeling, I was abused myself from my father who was a bad alchoholic I thought it was best to keep it to myself, I would go there on weekends and he would hurt me emotionally lock me under the stairs and tell me he wasent my real dad and that i was fat and things and alot more.....
I then got the courage from somewhere to tell my mum, step dad and my boyfriend, it was time i stood up for myself i felt embarresed and felt like i was stripped bare from everything.
Things are still tough no doubt they always will be, but I have an amazing boyfriend who looks after me and an amazing mum.
I undestand this is both of your parents, so tell the police immedietly so they can get you out of there and with a new family one that is willing to love you, take care of you and show you a future which is going to be amazing.
You need to believe in yourself and have the ability to do this.
Take your bestfriend with you or your ex boyfriend as you mentioned, and go to the police station and stand up for youself.
You can be who ever you want to be, you need to believe it.
If you was my friend, nothing would ever happen to you again.
I would like you to keep intouch if that is possible, keep me posted on here, I will keep checking if you have wrote back.
I want whats best for you.
I now you can do this..... I just hope you know too.
xxx

May 03, 2011
PLEASE TELL SOMEONE
by: tasha

Hi girl,
I dont know how long ago you posted this or if you ever going to read my responce. Please tell somebody. I have been through most of the things you went through and I have posted my own story just now. Im just going to tell you what IS going to happen to you if you DONT tell. Im 32 so I should know...please trust me on this one.
Right now you feel there is no way out, perhaps you even feel that its not THAT bad and I bet you any money you feel guilty...Guilt is a constant companion. Your brain blocks it out and you even get some "good days". The abuse keeps comming in but you seem to be strong and coping and ok. Only when it gets TOO bad you feel horrible and then it subsides...
Your brain eventually is going to stop burrying this stuff up. Why? Because whether you like it or not, on SOME level you are aware that what is happening to you is sick and wrong. The more you accept this, the more you train yourself that its ok to be hit and abused so you could end up meeting the wrong people and men later on in life. Or you might wake up one day years later and be depressed or your health might be compromised. DO NOT do this to yourself girl!!! I know this sounds like sience fiction to you right now, but I've had therapy for YEARS to undo the harm that was done to me...And you know what? The memories keep comming back, I remember ever single incident and then you get the "WHY didnt I do something to protect myself" feeling which could be part of healing but IS HORRIBLE just the same. Please please do not go through what I had to go through...TELL someone. The sooner you start the healing process, the better it will get. I promise you this. I should know!!!

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