Your analogy of SA as a mental STD is very thot-provoking. Perhaps a topic for one of your books?
Also an intriguing point about sabotaging your attempts to move on with your life and achieve your dreams & goals, becuz you had unfinished abuse business.
Well, I do too, for sure; and maybe always will, like a mental STD! But I do think I can come to the place where it doesn't affect me so much and I can achieve goals, can move on with my life.
I also know that it's kinda hard to move ahead in life when I'm stuck & drowning in the quicksand of my abuse.
I think in recovery I'm at the point where I've been pulled out of the quicksand & am starting to clean off the crap & move on. That may take a lifetime, and I know I've gotta watch out for other quicksand pits.
Still, its therapy, and then other things, that have pulled me out and are helping me clean up & move on.
As long as you are getting good therapy, I think it's a good step out of the pit & forward, Asher. So WTG! Take care.
"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."