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Jun 19, 2014
Emily:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Please forgive yourself. You were a child who was exposed to trauma that you didn't know how to process, and without role models to help you through that trauma. In fact, the very people responsible for keeping you safe were the very people exposing you to the trauma. You mentioned that your parents didn't have their parents to help them. Fact is, it's possible that your grandparents were just as dysfunctional and left your parents traumatized and unequipped to cope with life's situations, so they coped the only way they knew how. Inter-generational abuse is quite prevalent. Believe it or not, your parents may well have done better than your grandparents, difficult as that may be to comprehend. You did the best you could, Emily. You were lashing out, understandably. You were deeply troubled without an appropriate outlet. Don't judge that little girl. Embrace her. Love her. Unconditionally. Understand from where she came. Doing so doesn't mean that you're saying that what she did as a little girl was okay. Rather, you'll be showing her the love and attention she so desperately needed. We all have a shadow side, Emily. We are all capable of doing terrible things given the "right" circumstances. It's what you do NOW that important. The person you are NOW. The fact that you felt and still feel remorse for what you did means that you were confused but also capable of great love. See the beautiful side of yourself, not just the negative. And you ARE a beautiful soul, Emily. Always remember that. 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
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Jul 29, 2014
Not alone
by: George

You are a survivor! Be proud of that! I had some similarities. Think of your life anew bit by bit second by next second. When you think of the abuse keep it in the past it is not you but something that happened to you. What I'm saying is choose to live in the now! When you have memories about the past acknowledge them that they happened to you long ago. Then say to yourself "I choose to live in the present second" then think of all the good things that are surrounding you. Remember you are not alone in what you experienced many others have experienced this in their lives and are living good lives

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