Originally Posted By: lapchinj
Sounds fucked up but I really don't know what to do with him. I can't blame him for being a prostitute because I would still be blaming myself. So I what did I gain besides meeting that shitty little kid that I've been hiding for 40+ years?

it's not about blame.
it's not about excuses.
it's about acceptance.
and compassion.
based on the truth.
embrace him.
that's all he wants.
safe hugs.
and what you need too.
and what you gain is another step toward wholeness.
still hurting - but not so lonely.

(i am trying to do the same with my younger self.
sometimes it is hard.)
A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense to not himself.
Or just as mad.
So there you are.
Stark raving sane.
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead