Thanks for reading, Emma Rose!
It always breaks my heart when someone chimes in and goes “Me too!” because difficult childhoods are far, far more common than we think. I guess many of us do our best to try and put them behind us and move on. I know I did, until I realized it was holding me back and I needed to do something.
I’m very lucky it has worked out however it’s been a long, hard slog from the original state of affairs: