Thank you. I like to believe I had an awareness because I know what it feels like to be treated in that way. When my daughter was little and my son hadn’t been born yet I felt it inside of me but did not act on it. I was proud of myself but I also realized it’s equally self destructive to hold it in. I immediately sought out counseling and attended anger management groups for nine months so I was able to learn how to appropriately handle myself and my feelings.
My father desperately needed help and I know that now. I can’t say I’ve been able to forgive but I’ve definitely been able to ensure I wasn’t and will never be as he was.