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Dec 31, 2008
I can only offer a suggestion...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Rita, I agree with your assessment: Your mother is every bit as responsible for the abuse you endured. She was both an enabler AND a witness.

What is happening within your family is not at all uncommon. Families typically pick sides when one member alleges abuse took place; and they often choose to side with the abuser(s). This has left you re-victimized, and on your own to deal with both the effects of the childhood abuse and now the re-victimization. I do hope you have a support system in place to help you with all this. Indeed, I hope you are in some form of counselling.

I can't help you contact the author of the book you are referring to (Constance Briscoe) since I don't know her. I suggest you do a Google search on her name and the publisher of the book (Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.) Perhaps you can get in touch with the author through the publisher.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me, Rita. I wish you all the best with regard to this very challenging time.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Jan 05, 2009
Disgusting perverts for a father and uncle, an enabler and vicious, brutal, tyrannical and sadistic beater for a mother
by: Francine

Rita, you have a beautiful name. What those monsters for parents and uncle did to you is so out of control. Those animals should've been incarcerated for all those terrible crimes that they committed against you. You might want to take either counselling or therapy, and then tell everyone at the court that you had been sadistically abused and that your brutal sadistic mother didn't care, and hopefully even the judge would listen to you and sentence your mom to prison for all those terrible sadistic crimes that she committed against you. You didn't deserve to be mistreated by those pedophile scumbags. I am sorry that you never had a good family. A REAL MOTHER WOULD NEVER FORCE HER CHILDREN TO STEAL ANYTHING, EVER. I have read Aleksandra's story, maybe last week, or two, and like yours, that story is so unimaginable. I wish you all the best. Take care!

Jan 08, 2009
This is for Rita.
by: Anonymous

Rita I just wanna say im on your side and ill stand with you!I think your mom should be put away for neglecting you how she did.And your father&&uncle too.
-Alice

Jan 10, 2009
Justice will be served
by: Louise

Rita, you are a strong woman. Believe in yourself. Fight for the truth. Let justice prevail. You are an inspiration to other survivors. Wishing you luck and know that you have my support.
Louise xx

Jan 13, 2009
someone plz tell me y
by: dana

Note from Darlene: Dana, I've edited out your comments as inappropriate. While I appreciate the anger and hostility you feel for the abusers, please refrain from making the kind of statements you've been making in several of the story comments sections. I thank you for your understanding.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Apr 06, 2009
Your Never Alone!
by: Cassie1

You are not alone Rita. I'm sure all of us on this site are standing beside you right now including myself. I wish all the best for you in the situation you are in. I really hope you are in counseling. I hope you also have some other friends out there that you can trust and talk to. You are a very strong person to be able to confront your mom on what she did. It may not have helped in your eyes, but I think that she thinks about it. Maybe regrets it because of what she has to do. I hope she understands that if she hadn't let this happen she wouldn't be having so much trouble now. Just think, this isn't fun for your mom. I know its not fun for you too. But its harder to lie and think of a web of lies than to tell the truth. Take care!! You are very strong!
With much love,
Cassie1

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