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  • After I wrote down my frustration about no having been able to help that young depressed girl very much last week, Rick gave me the idea to offer group therapy to her and her two sisters. I had not come to that conclusion myself. Immediately I called the girls and they happily accepted.

    A few days ago was our appointment. The youngest and severely depressed sister did not show up, but the other two, little older ones did.

    I asked them about their parents having left and abandoned them, the trauma, their sadness and rage. But they just answered me with beautiful, serene faces and gorgeous smiles. They said, their only constant worry was their sister. They had forgiven their parents and from everything I could perceive this seemed to sound true and honest.

    How did you get to this? I asked

    We have found God, the older one explained, we are with Jehova´s Witnesses and since we are part of this we feel that God loves us and ig God loves us: how can we miss the love of our parents? How can we not forgive them? We are at peace....we have taken my sister to church and she did feel a little bit better there, but then our older brother yelled that all this God - Shit was nonsense and our sister started staying in her room again and now she is worst than ever before.

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