I know just how you feel man. I am currently unemployed and living at home in a place I was abused a few times and next door to the place where I was continuously abused for three years. I could not agree with you more. New people live there but I remember going to one of their open house parties a long while back (before recovery began) and standing at the top of the stairs a little while before going down. Everything had been renovated but the memories were still vivid even underneath all of the repression.

I actually fantasize about winning the lottery and buying out the owners so I can tear the place down a la Forrest Gump and put some sort of monument up for our brothers and sisters.
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"Life is like this dark tunnel. You may not always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you keep moving, you will come to a better place." ~ General Iroh