Comments for Miss (a name that tends to be rather familiar with my parents, especially if I am in the dog house!)

Click here to add your own comments

May 01, 2008
Welcome to your "room" Hayley!
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

A wise person once told me, "Don't write for the sake of publishing; write for the sake of writing." I didn't understand what he was really telling me at the time, but eventually I came to realize the wisdom of the advice: Write because you are passionate about writing, and only then will the passion shine through in everything you write. Beyond that, writing can be cathartic, especially when one writes about their past.

So, Hayley, I offer you these words of wisdom: Don't limit yourself to only writing your story when you find someone who will publish it; write because writing is your passion, write for the journey it may take you on.

I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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

May 06, 2008
Advice
by: Hayley

Thanks Darlene. It is taking some time to get started. I wrote a bit while at the doctors on Wednesday to try and distract myself from the terrible pain in my ear. Unfortunately there comes a time when nothing works so I gave up! I will however continue to write it all down and get it in sequence as much as I can. As you say it could be somewhat cathartic, and with some luck I will hopefully understand things better. I don't want it to be all doom and gloom, it would be too difficult even to write let alone read.

Thanks again for the advice

May 08, 2008
special !
by: Anonymous

it happened to me, i thought i was special, now i reolise i am but in another right way.. i wont let it beat me and niether should you.. when you get those night terrors... just remember that no one can hurt you now..

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Child Abuse Commentary.

Return to Miss (a name that tends to be rather familiar with my parents, especially if I am in the dog house!)

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge the child abuse
stories on this site are true. While I cannot guarantee
this, I do try to balance the need for the submitter to be
heard and validated with the needs of my visitors.



E-book: Victim To Victory

From Victim to Victory
a memoir

How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life

Read more...

Most Recent

  1. The reasons I've been absent

    Nov 14, 17 01:30 PM

    It's been another challenging time for me. As I actively work toward an online program for survivors of sexual abuse, I've also had to deal with issues at home. Hubby has been diagnosed with 2 types o…

    Read More

  2. I Self Medicate

    Jun 26, 17 04:40 PM

    When I was 3 we left Illinois for Arizona. The day we left my grandfather had a heart attack and died. I have one uncomfortable grainy memory of him. I

    Read More

  3. Ongoing Abuse

    Jun 06, 17 03:03 PM

    I'm 15/16. I am still getting abused physically, mentally and verbally by my family especially my mother. I don't understand what to do to overcome this.

    Read More

E-book: Victim To Victory

From Victim to Victory
a memoir

How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life

Read more...