I'm back online!!!
(Waving both hands.)
Hi good to read your update.
I can relate to being abused. I suffered abuse when I was young. When I was an adult, I visited with some people who were very influential in my life when I was a child. They confirmed to me that they saw the abuse. One lady who use to invite me on outings admitted she did it because it was the only way she knew to remove me from the abuse even though it was only temporary.
I cannot describe to you the importance of hearing people acknowledge the abuse. Later in IC my T confirmed to me the importance of verbal confirmation of abuse. The abusee (sorry no such word but I don’t like to use victim) usually keeps the abuse a secret.
Whether you think you can or you think you can't you are probably right. A parrot can repeat what it has learned but the mark of true intelligence is applying what is learned.
I was actually supprised by how much better I felt after talking with this woman.
Doing the Happy Dance over here as well
Would you prefer 20?
I haven't been here in forever too, so what a great surprise it was to find your post!