Between the lines of my teenage diaries.
Coming through better and badder.
How to recognize and address this type of manipulation.
When the person you’re with has a “big personality,” where does that leave you?
When I got there, I let myself grieve for the love I lost.
“Hardening my heart” against my abuser was not only OK, but necessary.
I turned on her when we needed each other most.
The emotional work of getting over trauma.
Everyone I have ever hated has met an early grave.
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