Thank you. Writing my story was helpful--I never truly understood how powerful the abuser was and how much control he had over me--then and even today. An abuser leaves an imprint--he plays with our minds and bodies. I hope to free myself of him--I think facing and acknowledging his control was a major step for me. I cannot forget him because he is part of my history but I can put him where he belongs in my life and mind--at the bottom. He will also serve as a reminder that I need to always show compassion to others. The support is overwhelming--but I know I need it to tackle a behemoth that has been part of my life for decades.