good post, Gary!
you've made remarkable progress in a short time. it take some of us months to get to the place where we can make the statements you just did - all in one gulp!
i hope you are aware of the change and encouraged by this.
keep at it - for your sake - and for all those who are reading along...
"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"