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Jun 08, 2009
Understandable fear and apprehension...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Taylor, this guy betrayed your trust, and he left you scared and scarred after giving himself permission to strike you and harm you. Of course you would feel mistrust.

You stood up for yourself and told him in no uncertain terms that he was not to speak to you in the way he did; I applaud that, Taylor. You showed self-respect by not allowing him to treat you with disrespect. You had—have—that right. What you may not have known is that you were dealing with someone who was very troubled, someone who resorted to violence against a woman when he didn't get his way. This boyfriend assaulted you; and for that, he should have been charged.

Please remember that while there are some men like this, the vast majority of men are NOT like this. Believe me, there are some WONDERFUL men out there; I know because I am married to one of those wonderful men.

You are still raw from this terrible experience. If there is a way for you to arrange some counselling for yourself, I strongly recommend you seek it out, Taylor. A counsellor may be able to help you with your emotional trauma, as well as help you to understand why you chose someone like this guy in the first place. If you can figure that out, you are much less likely to choose a violent man again. If you can figure that out, you are much more likely to choose a loving, caring and supportive man; a man you can trust. Loving, trusting relationships do not included constant fighting. You deserve better than that.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

Darlene Barriere: author. speaker. survivor. coach.
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
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