I understand at the time there wasn’t anything else you could’ve done.
I am not talking about the past responses to other challenges you had in your life.
I am trying to encourage you to respond in better ways in the future.
To be more responsable. Response-able.
Your ability to respond to dickheads is a skill you must develop, and I understand through empathy that many people simply didn’t have the time, love and care to develop it.
But you must develop it for the future. Leave the past. It already left.