Great posts, everyone! I read each and every one and they're fascinating. I chose GettingStronger because when I started here, I was feeling pretty much at rock bottom but in some small ways, I had already started on the road to healing. Plus I wanted something positive but not more positive than the truth.
My avatar (just changed a week or two ago) is of me at a 2015 mud run. I'm slogging through the mud on my hands and knees, crawling under the wires you can see in the photo, but I'm either smiling or snarling (can't tell or remember which.) It sums up my journey that you, my brothers in arms, have been kind enough to witness. I'm also not at all afraid on the anonymity issue. I only have one child photo of myself, about age 4, and I didn't want to use it. Better to focus on the now, as least as I saw it.
Edited by gettingstronger (07/08/15 10:29 PM)
I'm normal. What happened to me wasn't.