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Dec 02, 2013
Annmarie:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I commend and applaud that you broke the cycle of abuse. It says that you made the decision that your legacy would NOT be continuing the cycle.

Writing is an excellent way to bring forth feelings and emotions, especially when they've been buried as a way to cope. But it's also important to write about positive things too, otherwise, it's too easy to get mired in the darkness. And there is GREAT value in re-writing the story the way you wanted it to be. This is an exercise I use with my clients. Keep writing. And keep sharing what is important to you you. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I send you love, light and healing energy, Annmarie.

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Darlene Barriere
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author. speaker. survivor. coach
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Dec 03, 2013
agree with you, Annmarie... keep writing
by: Anonymous

Hi Annmarie,
Oh, how i know the value of writing. I too hurt myself when the confusion and pain get to be too much - and I too am 60 now... it's amazing how the patterns of abuse stay with you even when you concisouly decide you won't repeat them...

My book "Earth to Emily" is on www.authonomy.com
I didn't tell EVERYTHING in it. But I TRIED to.

I too havea step mother who by her words and actions has managed to keep my wounds alive. Like for instance when I finally told her - last year - when I was 59 - about my brother's molesting me, she went to see him, took her picture with him, e-mailed it to me and told me I embarrassed HIM by revealing what he had done. I was then blamed for the abuse. I was seven when it happened. So I know I can't trust her and never could really, but I tried to love her with all my heart.

So keep up the good work with your daughter. There is a good play called "Man in the Moon Marigolds" about a bipolar mother raising a daughter that I have heard about but never seen. It's too painful to realize I might have been able to overcome the past...

I never got pregnant. I was too traumatized to, I believe.

Take care... God bless and keep you...



Dec 03, 2013
A man-child enablr of a father...and a vicious beater of a stepmother
by: Anonymous

Annmarie, I can't believe your dad would abandon you to the so-called care of that sick monster of a stepmother and allow her to beat and berate you 24/7; how dare he! Where was he? A dad's #1 job is to protect his kids from danger and creeps. Anyway, I hope you're in a safe place now.

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