Yeah. Sometimes I'm not sure which makes me more depressed. Hearing this stuff defines your life forever (which leaves no room for hope) or hearing this stuff doesn't have to define your entire life (which makes me a failure, because in so many ways it has).
"As long as the child within is not allowed to become aware of what happened to him or her, a part of his or her emotional life will remain frozen . . . all appeals to love, solidarity, and compassion will be useless."
-- Alice Miller