Comments for Child Abuse Story From Mercy

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 13, 2012
Mercy:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I can certainly understand why you feel the way you do. As much as I would love to change what kind of parents you have and/or provide a family that treats you with the dignity and respect and love you deserve, I can only provide a safe haven for you to be heard, a few words of encouragement, and to offer a number to call. Your parents are deeply disturbed, and they've set environments for you and your sister that have left you both betrayed and abandoned. That's on them. What's on YOU, Mercy, is how you choose to respond. If you treat your SELF in the same way your parents treat you, then you're doing to your Self exactly what they're doing. And you're worth so much more than that. You ARE worthy of dignity and respect and love. And that starts with YOU. You may not be able to change your circumstances in this moment, but you sure as heck can choose to treat your Self better than anyone ever has. When you mistreat your Self, you believe the lies you've been told. You are NOT a mistake. You are NOT worthless. You are NOT all the terrible things you've been called, both directly and indirectly. Reprogram these terrible thoughts about your Self because they are lies. All of them. Someone once asked me when I was in a similar situation as you, and I paraphrase, "Why would you believe what your parents said about you when they don't have any credibility with you?" That really made me think.

I urge you to contact the Australian Kids Help Line at 1800 55 1800. KHL have counsellors who will listen to you and discuss your options. The service is available 24 hours a day for children, youth and young adults between the ages of 5 - 25. Their counselling services are free, confidential, and you can remain anonymous. Visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.kidshelp.com.au/template/standard.aspx?s=129&p=104&r=2&b=1. I send you love, light and healing energy, Mercy. 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

Dec 13, 2012
Comments deleted by Webmaster
by: Anonymous

From Darlene - Webmaster: Mercy, and my other visitors to this thread, I've now deleted 10 separate comments from this particular commenter who leaves posts that are judgmental and wholly inappropriate. I cannot block her, but I'll continue to delete her comments before they ever go live on the site.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Write Your Child Abuse Story.

Return to Child Abuse Story From Mercy

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge the child abuse
stories on this site are true. While I cannot guarantee
this, I do try to balance the need for the submitter to be
heard and validated with the needs of my visitors.



E-book: Victim To Victory

From Victim to Victory
a memoir

How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life

Read more...

Most Recent

  1. I Self Medicate

    Jun 26, 17 04:40 PM

    When I was 3 we left Illinois for Arizona. The day we left my grandfather had a heart attack and died. I have one uncomfortable grainy memory of him. I

    Read More

  2. Ongoing Abuse

    Jun 06, 17 03:03 PM

    I'm 15/16. I am still getting abused physically, mentally and verbally by my family especially my mother. I don't understand what to do to overcome this.

    Read More

  3. Still Get Flashbacks

    Jun 06, 17 02:46 PM

    When I was seven and a half my father started to abuse me. It took the form of kissing and oral sex. Later on he introduced me to five elderly aged men

    Read More

E-book: Victim To Victory

From Victim to Victory
a memoir

How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life

Read more...