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Jan 28, 2016
Patricia:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Your "real father" was your birth father. Nothing more. He gave up being a real father the moment he abused you. A real father would never do such a reprehensible thing.

Healing is a process. And you've chosen to heal. Many do not. Many are still trapped in the identity of having been victimized. Your strength got you out of that mentality. And you know how strong you are...this is something to be very proud of.

Writing your feelings and emotions in the form of a letter to the monster is very cathartic. I did this myself many years ago. It was very cleansing. Even more so when I symbolically let it all go by setting the paper I'd written it on ablaze and watching all of it go up in a stream of smoke, watching the papers turn black and curl up just like the soul of the being who had been so abusive to me. That's how it felt at the time.

Speaking out about your abuse is another step along the road to healing and recovery. For you, and for others who read your story. Both can be very helpful as you walk this path, Patricia. Keep up the good work! Keep seeing your strength!

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

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

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