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Jan 17, 2011
Sarahbeth:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

No matter what messages you are getting from your parents, you ARE lovable and you ARE worthy of dignity and respect. Always remember that. As for that counselor, if you disclosed abuse to her, she stepped over the line; she had no right to talk to your mother. She had a duty to report, but instead, she put you in danger by going to your mother. Right now I urge you to contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone about the abuse 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. You can 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.

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Jan 18, 2011
Courage
by: A 13 Year Old

You are a phenomenal person, i have not met you, but i know that just from reading your story, that you will succeed in everything you do, and that is just because you had the courage to share that with us. I for one, can say that all girls alike, are gorgeous both inside, and out. All that matters is that you love yourself, because if you don't, than no one can. They have/had no right to do what they did. You are worth so much more, so Thank You for holding on.

Jan 19, 2011
The sooner, the better...Darlene is right!
by: Anonymous

Sarahbeth, your parents are wrong. You are not ugly; you are beautiful, both in the inside and out. Don't believe those lies that your parents are spewing. What they did to you is not about love at all; in fact, it's all about control and power. Oh, and I am just as disgusted when the counsellor refused to help you when you told her what they did to you. They have problems and they need help, so the sooner you tell someone you trust, the better. Darlene is right! Please tell someone you really trust and keep telling until they will finally listen to you.

Jan 20, 2011
Always believe in yourself: Get help: I will: I can: I must because I am WORTH it
by: maurice

Sarahbeth: I love your name because I know it belongs to one beautiful, special, wonderful teenager/adolescent: I am saying that to you: Read that affirmation by Darlene in her comment to you She sure has written you loving, caring, affirming words from her woman's heart: Especially for you: Sarahbeth please oh please think about counseling I assure you that all you have written in your story will be put into perspective: Your parents were cruel, sadistic, abusing you beautiful tender body in such a way: The hot iron poker. oh Sarahbeth I want you to be gentle and kind to your body and especially to those parts abused by your cruel step=father and mother: You'll be a winner over them: You are intelligent, articulate in the details you wrote what happened to you: Stay in education: Begin to have a healthy mind in a healthy body: Take part with your friends and fellow students in team sports, games, and sporting and cultural activities: You'll know the difference in your whole out look on life and on yourself: You'll make real friends: You'll sure have many acquaintances who will make you feel good when you meet: Have a few real friends your own age and sex who will love and cherish you for the wonderful and beautiful young lady/girl teenager you are: But being a team person will help you share your giftedness/talents and leadership qualities with others: I am Beautiful: be gentle on yourself: Think positive: Act positive: Be positive in all you do and say about yourself: Look in the mirror and say positive things about yourself and your body especially the parts brutally abused by those sicko's> Hug and cuddle yourself: Don't think that is a silly thing for me to ask your to do: It Ain't: Go on hug yourself and let your trusted and true friends hug you too: If you become part of a team hugging comes natural and makes you feel good: Be safe: Stay Safe: Sarahbeth, my what a lovely name you have:

Jan 22, 2011
counsellor???
by: My Two Cents

I echo all of the love and support people have been sending you.

I have to say I really am disappointed with the counsellor. She/he should have contacted child welfare and let them investigate, not go and talk to your mom! I really hope you will contact one of the hotlines on this site or tell someone else, hopefully someone who will contact the appropriate people and make sure you are safe and respected.

Be well.

My Two Cents.

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