Originally Posted by Red
Oh, Ladies. I have tears in my eyes. I know this probably isn't the right place for this, but I can't help myself.
The point of this wasn't for me to come out. It was to tell each of you that you're holding yourselves to a very high standard. That's a good thing. Except that you don't realize just HOW high a sstandard you are holding yourselves to, and you berate yourselves when you fail.
I almost didn't have children at all. In fact, I had my tubes tied to make SURE I didn't have any because I felt I couldn't break the cycle of my parents. I was 30 before I realized I could. It does however take active participation every single day for me to change things.
I am so sorry for what you went through as a child and I hope you will feel free to talk to us if you need help yourself.