I, too, have no evidence of my abuse, and yet it is there, haunting me and hurting me and affecting my sexuality every day.

You are not alone.

Do not deny the feelings of hurt and loss that you have just because you can't find someone to confirm them.

Embrace your hurt self. Your pain is real and you are not crazy.

But he grew old, this knight so bold / And upon his heart a shadow / Fell as he found / No spot on the ground / That looked like El Dorado.