That is atrocious, Samantha Beach, I’m so sorry! My childhood and adolescence were no picnic either, FWIW. One day, I came across a bumper sticker (of all things) that actually changed my outlook. It read: “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” So my husband (who also had a crappy childhood) and I made that our motto.
If I may be so bold, I strongly suggest you adopt it too! xo