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Mar 29, 2012
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I'm delighted you are now in a safe place with loving parents, and that there were people to help you in your desperate hour. You certainly deserve that in your life. Always remember that what your father did to you was not your fault. You were not to blame. Your father was deeply troubled. He hated HIMSELF, and he took that out on you because you were helpless and vulnerable and unable to fight back. That doesn't make you flawed in any way. It made you his target. I can only hope he's getting the help he needs. Right now, just focus on all that's going well in your life, and on your job: to go to school and get the best possible grades so that you can move forward with your life in a way that blossoms your potential. You're so worthy of that. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I send you love, light and healing energy, Zakary.

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Mar 30, 2012
So glad you told
by: Anonymous

Zakary, your so-called dad is wrong. You are not stupid; you are smart and articulate. You are not fat; you are perfect just as you were. You are not weak; you are strong. All those nasty names that he called you are nothing but lies. Mature, stable adults don't call anyone names, especially their own precious children; mature, stable adults don't beat up their children; only mentally sick, deeply disturbed people would resort to such childish tactics. He is really acting like a little 1-year-old trapped in a grown man's body because he is stuck in his own childhood. Your life shouldn't have been used as a pawn for his misery. He's deeply troubled and sadistic. I'm glad that you told and that your adoptive parents are with you now because they're so sweet for doing that; I just hope that this sick beast gets incarcerated for all those sadistic, terrible crimes that he committed against you.

Apr 01, 2012
You have dignity
by: Zachary

ur dad calling u stupid i think ur smart for ur age like a IQ of 146 thats smart for ur age

Apr 02, 2012
RE: Child Abuse Story From Zakary
by: Zach F.

It seems after reading your post that your father had problems in his own life that were unfairly taken out on you. No father in their right mind would treat their child the way your father treated you. I am glad that you are now in a safe place and that you have parents that love you. I also think that it is very admirable that you found the courage to run away from your father so you could find the help and support you needed. I wish the best for you in the future.

May 01, 2012
Have You Hugged You Foster Parent Today?
by: Joey

I am so pleased that you finally escaped :):):).

Your foster parents are also very happy because they can help you through the healing that you need.

Remember that they are there for you. The one thing that I have always had to deal with as an issue of my own abuse was love. I couldn't give it or accept it. But you need to learn now to accept it. Just hug someone, and let them hug you back...for no reason...completely @ random.

When you feel a need to cry, just cry. That's how the brain releases stress.

You also need to confront your abuser in your mind. Set up a chair and talk to him. Tell him how angry and hurt and desperate you feel. if you've forgiven him, tell him that. If you still love him tell him that too. Remember this is for Y.O.U. not him.

You were hurt in your body and heart and mind. You need to heal now.

I admire your courage.

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