Dear overcomer4life, I admire your fight and respect toward self.
It is very touchy and somehow significant to me that you wrote one year ago:
"Who cries for the little boy? In this world, there aren't many.
Yet on the team of those who choose to ignore, the membershp is plenty.
Did we listen to his story when he simply wanted to be heard?
Or did we sweep what happened under a rug, refusing to say a word."
It is great that you are taking care for yourself, that you trust and follows your heart and feelings.
Denial is one of the most often used defensive mechanism. I would add that many people use it in a try to avoid dealing with lost opportunities, shameful past and mistreatment of others
You buy standing aside of "denial herd" are clearly sending message of integrity and strength. Be sure in power of such message.