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Jul 09, 2015
Emma:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I'm delighted that your experience at confronting your father led to healing. That is always the dream for anyone who either wants to or decides to confront their abuser(s). I do wonder how your father responded. If he took responsibility. Or if you were prepared for him to deny what he did. This would be helpful to anyone reading your story, as the vast majority of those who have confronted their abusers do not have a good experience. Yes, there is a freedom in what you did, as well as a courageous element to it that definitely adds to being able to break free of the residual fear of growing up in an abusive home. Not to mention standing up to the person or people who mistreated you. I know that can be very powerful. But it also takes a strength that many victims seek but cannot find when they are still reeling from what they endured: the ability to stand up tall in the face of the abuser's denial, or finger of blame pointed at them, or worse, the abuser saying "you deserved it".

I really am happy that you found your experience healing, or at the very least, that it opened the door for you to walk the path of healing. Clearly, you have a great deal of intestinal fortitude.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I send you love, light and continued healing energy, Emma.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
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