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Jul 10, 2009
Unblocking memories...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Naomi, try not to compare your story with that of others. What is important is that you are honouring yourself by sharing what happened to you, and therefore helping yourself to break through your memory block. There is a lot of power in that, if breaking through is what you really want to do.

I can see where as a young child you would associate the appearing to be "homeless" man in the park with the rugged looking one in the store. While it is possible they were the same man, especially given what the second one said to you, you don't know that he was. Getting mired in the possibilities can be crazy-making. Always remember that it was one incident, and then it was over. The rest will live on in your thoughts only, which is in part what is affecting your emotions today. This is important, Naomi, because when you change what you think about something, you automatically change how you feel, and thus change how you act.

If unblocking your memory of this assault is something you need to pursue, I strongly recommend doing so with the help of a qualified counsellor who can not only help you to remember, but who can also help you deal with the repercussions when the memories come flooding back.

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

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Jul 10, 2009
Your story will help other children
by: maurice

Great you were brave enough in yourself to come on Darlene's site and relate your very own personal story Naomi. Abuse is abuse, that very bad experience at your tender years must have frightened you enough still to have it's effects on you. Great you told your Mother, and then your Father even though you were scared a little for fear they would scold you. Your story will help many children and you can help many children the age you were when you went to the park. Always tell your Parents where you are going and get their permission. It is always the safest thing to do. Also your story says alot to children never to go towards or speak with men/women you do not know. Naomi great you found Darlene's site she is a great woman, caring and most understanding, heed her words to you. You'll be fine once you begin to get help from the counsellor she knows would be good for you. Be brave, be strong, be safe. Say I'm Special, unique and I will always do the right thing when it comes to my own personal safety and protection. Always believe in yourself.

Mar 16, 2012
I was molested also
by: Anonymous

I praise you for coming forward. I was too molested by a stranger when i was little and still till this day have never told my parents and it still effects me. I only told my grandma cause we were very close and she promised me she wouldn't tell my parents cause i pleaded with her not to. I was ashamed of what happened when i was little and was afraid of getting punished and grounded for what happened cause my parents always told me to never talk to or go over to strangers but i went over to this man when he called me over to him and he said he wanted to show me something,, so being the curious kid , i wanted to see what he wanted to show me and it went from there. I am proud of you for having the courage to speak up. I wish i had that same courage. God bless you

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