I have no contact with family and am better for it. Eveyone else said all the good stuff. I will say that it took me a long time to understand that if I want something other than what I saw, I have to cut ALL ties, otherwise they drag me right back to that awfull place. I understand the feeling of responsibility. Tell on that sicko, dont carry that guilt as well, it's his, not yours. I can empathize w feelings, no one should have to carry this. At least we have each other, here.
"what matters most is how well you walk through the fire"
-Charles Bukowski