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Jan 20, 2009
You are NOT alone...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

We all have days like this, sometimes stretching into many days like this; but there is light at the end of that dark tunnel. Stay the course. You have people here who hear you and who listen to you. And just so you know, I too am sick with a nasty cold. You are not alone on that front. I for one AM checking in on you to see if you're okay. And just for the record, you mirror to me a caring, loving and nurturing woman...don't EVER lose sight of that.

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

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

Jan 20, 2009
I feel it to.
by: Undisclosed8

I am sick also, a sore throat, but thats not why I am writing. I know how you feel, when I don't get the attention that I feel I need, it makes me feel alone and helpless again, like no one cares. I know people do care, but they just don't know what I need, or perhaps I am being selfish expecting them to drop everything just because I hurt?

Some days when I am sick or I hurt I almost scream at the top of my lungs to get help and no one comes to my rescue. I don't know why people don't care, don't have time to care? I feel like I spend most of my life looking out for everyone else, asking if people are "OK" or what I can do to help. Then when I need it, no one even bothers to notice.

I have found the best thing for the moment is to tell people exactly what you need, explain how you would like to be helped. No one can read you mind, if you want someone to talk to ask them. On the odd occasion you might actually get it.

Sorry I don't mention my name, I would like to but I can't when my story has been revealed.

Jan 21, 2009
Yes, me too...
by: Francine

I got a cold, too, and have been drinking tea almost everyday, but juice is good for you, too, cuz at least orange juice might help soothe the cold that we all have. As for therapy, good job taking it for even 3 years; I hope you keep trying therapy! Good luck!

Jan 21, 2009
RE: i feel it too
by: touched2mysoul

You are right... tell people what you want... I agree...I wish it was that easy all the time... My mother took away my ability to feel worthy... sometimes i feel worthy most of the time im not sure of my worth. Small things like asking for a cup of tea when i am sick can be a huge deal for me... do i deserve it? Can i get it myself? Will it seem weak if i ask for some help? My mother did this to me... the things i experienced as a child left this mark... I am aware that it may not make sense to many as well as im aware that i deserve to be taken cared of... it just gets muddled with the baggage that i carry. Add to that i didnt feel well and you get someone who cant always stand up for what she needs... its the same as being a child whos being abused... you know its wrong but you cant stand up for yourself.. so you stand there and take it... thinking this will be over soon... until the next time you get beat... or as this started out... catch a cold. God Bless

Jan 22, 2009
coughing n sneezing
by: Anonymous

sounds like lots of us have a cold..............hope you feel better soon

Jan 23, 2009
Ask for help
by: Anonymous

One of the hardest things I have learned is to ask for help. I thought it would be seen as a weakness and now that I have learned to trust others to give me help, I will continue to ask. Just do it....... people are there for you and you don't even know it.

Look into the mirror and open your eyes to the beautiful person that God made you. I never thought I was worth loving and one day I was at church and God's voice said to me "You are worthy of love". I took that and believed it with all my heart. So remember - you are worthy of love and sharing with others (whom you trust) about your abust will let you know that they care. What you will find out is at least 1 our of 4 women have been abused. Think about that when you are sitting in a room and know that there are others just like you sitting close to you.

Keep on going, somehow it does get better! And if you don't have some spiritual help go get some. Without my faith.........I would still be lost. Take care - you are worth it.

Jan 26, 2009
To Anonymous and touched2mysoul:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

A system glitch has prevented visitor comments from going live on my site over the past several days. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience the delay in comment posting may have caused.

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

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