Even, it turns out, some of the other victims of the exact kind of bullying you cite may do so. Thank you for having the courage to share this regardless, and please know that you’re not alone in any of this, and that it wasn’t your imagination: It really was as bad as it seemed.
Haven’t read much factual shit as regards love and relationship in any of the lifetimes I’ve witnessed. This is painstakingly brilliant and it’s a lesson to everyone of us that wants to make it work. Really amazing stuff.