Hi Kathryn,it is difficult to move on from our nightmares of our abusive childhood's one step foward two steps back ,my heart is with you you are not alone ,my niece is visiting Brisbane at present she went for two weeks staying at some Hotel on the beach sounds wonderful she has two half sisters there . be proud of yourself and fight for justice that you deserve
I have not been difficult to find for the last 13 years ,I have spent years trying to trace relatives of mine in Dublin ,it was only in 2011 I found cousins myself on the internet and am shocked at the huge number of family members I found that I have had no contact with since I was very young ,NOW there is a certain funded group in Dublin who profess to run the place for survivors since I am ONE how come one of the people who work there and no doubt make a good living in out of Survivors Never tried to contact me Not a whisper that the person knew my Cousins VERY WELL I will go as far as to say the person is indirectly related to me through a marriage in the persons own family ,So much for their Claim that they help Survivors.If I had been given that Information years ago it would have saved me Air fares, Train Fairs, Hotel Fees,years in and out of the National Archives , in and out of Lombard St for Birth, Death, cert's by the time I found one favourite cousin close to the same age as myself , when very small children we all lived in the same house which belonged to our Granny I was to late by a year he had died and left a wife and several children but I didn't know any of them, Are those so called Groups allowed to pick and choose who they want to offer advice to ,Seem's So,I had a phone call many years ago from one woman survivor who went into that Center telling me that the person who run's the place told them after hearing I was in my own City Dublin if any of them see or meet me NOT to have anything to do with me that I AM TROUBLE, > Charming.and really caring about survivors. I suppose they hoped I would never to be seen or heard of ever .What are they been Paid so handsomely for???????It only proves that they are far from been qualified to deal with SURVIVORS.