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Aug 21, 2007
It was betrayal . . .
by: Darlene Barriere

Yes, Francine, your grandparents did betray you.

I was glad to learn that one of your teachers stepped up for you. We all need rescuers and people who are supportive in our lives. I'm also delighted that you are seeing a psychologist.

Keep working on yourself, Francine. You're worth it.

Aug 22, 2007
Well done
by: Anonymous

Every child needs to have a future to look forward to, but how can you when neither your parents or grandparents will help you get there. Well done Mrs. S. You're a hero, & good on you Francine for seeing a psychologist. You go girl!!!

Aug 22, 2007
Reply to Darlene Barriere and Anonymous
by: Francine

FYI, Mrs. S is actually a para-educator, but thank you so much for feeling sympathy and letting me know that you care about me. But unfortunately, I can't even trust anyone else because I feel that everyone (except Mrs. S) might betray me (like my grandparents did) if I run up to them or call them for help. I still don't trust my grandparents anymore because I've looked up to them as protectors since I was a little kid, but now I've felt that they really let me down. You see, my grandparents are and have always been cowards and/or traitors who feel that "every kid has to be punished whenever he/she does wrong". But thank you so much for commenting on my story.

Aug 23, 2007
Consideration would be appreciated
by: Darlene Barriere

To the person who goes by the handle "Anonymous", writing comments that are less than encouraging. The comments feature for this category is intended to provide support for the people courageous enough to share some very personal details of what they suffered. If you can't make supportive comments, then perhaps this isn't the forum for you.

I have the ability to delete any comments that I feel are inappropriate. I have done so for this story, as well as another. I won't tolerate disrespect.

Aug 23, 2007
Reply to Darlene
by: Francine

You're right, Darlene, I'm sorry...

Aug 27, 2007
I wasn't referring to you, Francine
by: Darlene Barriere

Francine, from what I can tell, you have been encouraging, supportive and highly respectful of the stories and of the people submitting them. That's what the people who have suffered child abuse need the most, and I'm happy to see that you are doing such a good job of it.

I want you to know that I wasn't referring to you when I posted the comment below. Someone who logged in using the handle "Anonymous" has left 2 messages that were inappropriate. One was on the page for your story, the other on Sharon's; both of which I have deleted.


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