What could you tell her?

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Re: What could you tell her?

Post by Raya raymond » 21 Apr 2018, 08:00

I'd tell Natalie that she's one of the strongest women I've read about and I look up to her in so many ways. I'd tell Natalie's mother that it's okay to be afraid, everyone is afraid of something but we need to rise above that fear for the the people we love, and for ourselves.

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Post by holsam_87 » 26 Apr 2018, 00:43

bigirimanacelestin wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 10:46
After all hardishps that Natalie faced, for her step father and all works she did to protect her mother and her siblings; what could you tell her or someone like her if you has a chance to meet her? What could you tell either Alex or Natalie's mother?
I'd tell Natalie to keep being a pillar of strength for her family. I'd tell Alex to get his act together and stop being a bully. As for Irma? I would tell her that she needs to stand up to Alex and kick him out.
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Post by Alex Hughes » 29 Apr 2018, 10:45

I would tell Natalie that I'm so proud of what she did but for Alex he have demoralized his entire family because of his short comings, failures, and insecurities. Provoking your children is bad.

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Post by Cate Mbevi » 01 May 2018, 13:43

I could tell Natalie's mother and many like her that children need to have their lives. She should have been able to stand for herself to save Natalie from such a ruined life.

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Post by Faithmwangi » 08 May 2018, 05:22

I would tell Natalie how proud i am of her and that she is a brave young woman. That she should keep on with her spirit and never let her situations define who she is.

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Post by lisamcogutu » 08 May 2018, 06:56

I think I'd first brace her hard and congratulate her for her toughness abd kind heartedness. It's not an easy task to really suffer on other's behalf. She's an epitome of true leadership, that's what I'd tell her.

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Post by Kdonegan91 » 15 May 2018, 18:04

I really don't think I could say it any better than Jamasenu did. But, I would tell Natalie that everyone determines their own future by the choices they make today. She made the best of her situation and that was a feat on its own. As for Alex, no man abuses a woman or child. You are a weak boy. An eye for an eye. As for her mother, you are a coward and not worthy of the title. A mother protects her children no matter the circumstances or consequences to herself.
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Post by Nena_Morena » 20 May 2018, 17:47

To Natalie, I would say that I am proud of her courage to stand up for her beliefs and her strength to never give up despite the constant abuse. To Irma, I would say that her submissiveness is ruining her children's lives and I don't understand how she can call herself a mother after staying with the man that almost beat her child to death.

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