My Tears Were for Her

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“If they knew I had been sexually abused, if they knew my secret, they would think differently of me. I’ll go through life wearing this mask that I believe is one that is acceptable. People will never know it’s not the real me. Yet my life is not real. I don’t know real love, for others or for myself. There has to be more to life on earth. I must tell, I must be real about who I am, with those I love and especially myself. If I don’t, it will surely be the death of me. The stress, the inner turmoil, the need to be someone I’m not is too difficult to live with any longer. I must come clean. I must get real in order to have a real life”.
And so, I did.
This is my story.
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About the author

Janet has always had a heart for people who want more in life but may not know how to go about it. Her kind, gentle no-nonsense approach leaves you feeling “there is a way and I have a plan”. Janet’s faith, experiences, training, studies in business, women’s ministry, death/dying, and crisis management have developed her into who she is today.
As a leader, an advocate, a writer and a speaker she will encourage you to live in the joy, peace and freedom that is intended for each of us. Her husband and best friend Gord, she will tell you, is her greatest gift.
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FriesenPress
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Published on
Oct 4, 2018
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9781525534034
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Biography & Autobiography / Women
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