sentry - welcome!
you might be surprised to know how many of us have been around the block a few tmore times than most.
it's never too late to heal.
hope you'll find the respect, sense of worth and acceptance here that you deserve.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho