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Oct 31, 2007
You couldn't have written a better piece
by: Darlene Barriere

Christina, let me tell you what he DIDN'T take:
He didn't take your self-worth.
He didn't take your eloquent ability to express yourself.
He didn't take your capacity to love.
He didn't take your gift of empathy.
He didn't take your will to live.
He didn't take your resolve to survive.
He didn't take your strength of character.
He didn't take your determination.
He didn't take your ability to make healthy choices now.

If you really want the things that you believe were taken from you, work toward them yourself. It's not too late. Don't let what he did to you control you. You've taken such a tremendous leap from drugs to being clean; what a marvel you are. Your strength is inspiring. Take back your power and decide for yourself what you really want and how you will get what you want. The rest of your life is truly in your capable hands, Christina.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Oct 31, 2007
WOW
by: Anonymous

that was a little heartwrenchng for me to read hold ur head high my step sister like me has too been through like what happened to you we lost her due to a heroin od i hope u can keep on surviving
cheers
emz

Mar 03, 2008
Oh my gosh......
by: Anonymous

I can only express my sympathy for you.... How could you have gone through so much at such a young age. I am twelve now and I can't imagine going through that... I feel very bad for you and I hope your baby doesn't go through that.

Mar 09, 2008
hi
by: Anonymous

You may feel used and wasted away now. But you can reclaim your innocence and sense of wonder. I experienced abuse by my mother and father. But I'm still young inside, and I still have capacity to trust the right people. Don't let that disappear. Your child is going to teach you again how to see clear and enjoy the simple things once again.
What happened to you is not your fault. It was not you - it was him.
Free yourself

Jun 14, 2008
So awful
by: Anonymous

You're still here, so he didn't take you. Please don't lose faith.

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