I spent a number of years within the abuse recovery community. I heard all kinds of stories like this, and others, all equally heartbreaking. I never got used to them, though I failed to be surprised by them after a while. Your story breaks my heart as much as any I've ever read (and yes, I have a story that breaks peoples' hearts, but I've come to terms with it now).
I sincerely wish you continued healing, and I particularly send love and genuine compassion to your inner child. Truly, we (my own inner child and she who is writing this) understand. Be well, be whole, be loved. All is well, and all will be well, and all is well. And so it is.
Last edited by ButterflyWoman; 06-04-2011 at 06:08 AM.