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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As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago