Bill - this is indeed a victory - maybe not the whole war, but a very decisive battle!
and i cannot help but think that this strength and courage and self-control will spill over into other areas of your life.
good for you! i am so happy for you for taking this huge stride forward.
"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"