After more than 20 years out of the house, seeing close to a dozen different counselors, and investing countless hours in healing, I finally realized what has made the absolute most difference for me.
A counselor finally said it...
"that must have been horrible."
She acknowledged how hard it was.
How horrible to have grown up frightened out of my mind by the one person who should have been the most nurturing.
I got a lot of other responses over the years, but this one has made the most difference for me.
I thank God that He caused our paths to cross.