I can’t even begin to express how validated I feel by your experience. I have/and continue to experience what you experienced with your parents. Moving away from the abuse only made me so very lonely. I stayed away for while but ended being drawn back. It’s pathetic but I don’t have anyone. As shitty as it is, they are the only ones but your story gives me courage. Hopefully I can reach the place you are at someday. Thank you so so much for sharing your story. It makes me feel like I’m not the only one.