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Jul 15, 2009
You now have the power...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

That predator took your innocence away from you when he violated you in the horrible way he did, but he did not take away your Being. And neither did your neglectful father. Forgetting what happened to you is unlikely, but you have the ability to turn pain into power. Yes, they both abused you, each in their own ways, but you can now choose to make what those terrible experiences were something of purpose, something meaningful. For example, advocating for others who are in the same situation you found yourself in; lobbying for change that will ensure the safety of vulnerable boys; opening a safe environment for boys who need a place to be cared for and nurtured while their parents are unavailable...to name just a few.

You are still plagued by the memories and emotions of what happened to you; I therefore strongly recommend some form of counselling.

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

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

Jul 16, 2009
I'm going to be the winner over those two abusers
by: maurice

That Lad is one very wonderful and brave human being to tell his story on Darlene's site. Your Father and that so called friend of your father's took your beautiful innocence away from you. You were so vulnerable, so innocent, for your body to be used and abused in the most horrific act by any adult male on a child. He sure took advantage of the trust your father put in him. No child deserves to live with such pain, hurt, from such a beastly act carried out on you. Darlene as always is ever so gentle, caring and understand in her comment to you. I'm going to be the winner, I must begin slowly to build up my own self worth, self esteem and value the wonderful and true male that I am NOW. You must trust yourself to begin with, believe in yourself, I am the most important person in this whole scenario. It was not my fault, I did not want this to happen to me. I told him I did not like these so-called sick games he wanted me to play. He was a very sick individual who took away my innocence with this brutal act on my tender body. Darlene's words of understanding are your stepping stone to being free of these awful memories. Please get help from professional people, allow your closest and trusted friends be your source of new beginnings in your life. Always believe in yourself.

Jul 16, 2009
thankz 4 sharing
by: Anonymous

When i was reading ur story i couldn't stop crying. i know how it feels to have your childhood taken away from you. i was sexually abused by a family member for many years. i think you are a very strong person. i wish you all the best wish i was as strong as you. x

Aug 11, 2009
Strong
by: Kara

My abuse was never as bad as yours & the fact that you can even share says alot about who you are & how strong you are.

Sep 01, 2009
feeling your pain
by: Shannon

That Lad, I feel for you my friend, you are one special human being. Im sorry you went threw this, and Im sorry that these pigs took advantage of someone so sweet and innocent.

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