welcome and hope you feel at home here.
it is definitely a place where others can understand your issues.
i have found it to be a major part of my progress.
it even helps me stay away from other, more dangerous and harmful sites.
here i find the close connections with others who can emotionally empathize and clearly communicate support, caring and trust, because they share common experiences.
all the best,
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"