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Feb 10, 2010
Brittany:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Thank you for sharing your story and your very important message with my visitors and me. You're mother was indeed mentally unstable. Only a mother who was extremely twisted in her thinking could possibly say the horrendous things she said to you, her precious daughter. Clearly, she needed professional help. And boy oh boy, do I know what you went through. My mother accused me of sleeping with my father (there was never anything sexually inappropriate between my father and me), she called me a slut even though I was a virgin, and she was psychotically jealous of the relationship I had with my father (and even that relationship was hanging by a fraying thread). Eventually, I did as you did: distancing myself from my mother was critical to my healing and recovery, because she continued to be abusive, even when I became a young adult. But I still needed therapy to deal with all the repercussions of growing up in such an environment. Perhaps some form of counselling can help you too.

P.S. I see you're from Atlanta...I'll be in Atlanta next week for a 5-day conference to promote my speaker services (sexual assault/date rape & dating violence)....such a small world we live in.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
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Feb 11, 2010
Lucky You. the possibility of meetiing with the speaker, survivor, coach
by: Maurice

From Victim to Victory. Brittany what a loving coincident that you have the chance to speak with Darlene face to face when she visits Atlanta next week. She is a powerful person with a woman's heart. Gifted, brilliant, as such. You are on a winner now that you are in counselling. Darlene re-assures all her visitors that there is life after abuse. But it begins with Thearpy and counselling. Always believe in yourself. Darlene in her comment to you she knows what is best for you right now. You are already in a positive mode re your healing from abuse. Today, yes, Today begin having a healthy mind in a healthy body. become active and alive with your own age group in Team Sports, cultural activities etc. You'll find it will do you a world of good. build up your self esteem naturally. I found being part of team sport was a breath of fresh air for me. allowing me to be me, to think positive and let go of the negative. Letting go of any hang-ups I had about my body and the scars and bruise which mentally were still very strong in me from the days of my abuse. Then I went to a counsellor and 'wow' life really began for me. No looking back, living for the now to the full each day I woke from my besd. Brittany you are on a winner by being in counselling. Look in the Mirror. I see some one special looking back at me. Oh that is wonderful and beautiful me. HUG that beauty, cuddle it, make yourself feel good. era go on there is no one looking at you. Hi Brittany that ani't a silly thing to ask you to do. LOVE yourself, be gentle and kind to your self. RESPECT yourself and make sure each one you befriend loves and respects you too. Brittany Live well, Laugh alot, Love much, Walk tall, walk straight, walk the world right in the eye while walking away from ABUSE.

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