Wow, Nate, I sure can relate with that one, and I'm sure many others here do too.

It helps to hear this from others. I'm really glad you brought that point up and into the open. It's a painful one, and it's not something we share very often with anyone.
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"A burned bridge can be a gift; it prevents us from returning to a place we should have never been."
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