dw -

since you are new here, you may not have hear one of the mantras around here -

"There is no hierarchy of abuse."

- meaning that your experience or mine or anyone else's is not necessarily more or less serious. the wounds still go deep. you can bleed to death from a small incision just as surely as from a large gash. so you don't need to compare with others and feel you don't belong or don't have the "right" to be here.

take heart - whatever your story is - there will be someone here that understands. we are here for you.

send me a PM any time if you feel like it.
Lee
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"That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. . . What will your verse be?" Robin Williams as John Keating in "Dead Poets Society"