Don't be feeding my head. LOL.
I've been through hell and you know the worst thing, It was mostly my fault. How I came out so clean, God and a good therapist. Even with the afore mentioned items it's still a constant learning curve. God never promised an easy ride.
I see the therapist every week. At first it was for depression and then it moved on to coping mechanisms. I had none and he proved it. Uhg! I mean zero.
I read books like Boundaries and Don't Say Yes When You Want to Say No.
These days we discuss daily situations or my thoughts on about anything. What ever is discussed here on this site has been discussed with my therapist and probably more and even more frank.
The real trick is defending yourself without hurting others. That is TOUGH!
I could go on and on, ad nauseum.
Lastly, thank you folks for all those kind words.
every person I talk to who's read that book said it changed their lives.