Great! that's exactly how I felt after I confronted my perp a few years ago. I had his image in my mind until well into my 50's then with one conversation, gone. I felt as if I had no one to focus my anger on but then I realized that just because he apologized, I didn't have to clean his slate.
Giant steps in this recovery process sometimes are confusing, huh?
Your a terrific man Bobby,
thanks for being here.
I'm a freeman now, his authority's dead
no pain monger lies in my comfortable bed!