What a beautiful post. Some women are "people pleasers". They put everyone else's interest in front of their own and live to serve others. Sound familiar?
It sounds like you have got it all together now and are well on your way to true and total healing! Through therapy and support, you have dealt with those "past demons" head on and have learned that there is true hope and that no matter how high your mountains are, they can in fact be overcome!
From reading your post, you almost sound like a brand new woman with a brand new outlook! I am so happy for you! You are a true inspiration for people who have had a hurtful past. You should be so proud!
One thing I would like to recommend to you as you start this new journey.... Don't lose yourself. You are a beautiful person who has come so far. You a woman who deserves to be happy and loved (and maybe even pampered every now and then)! Never sell yourself short. Every now and then, allow others to serve you! Don't take no crap from anyone and be proud of the new person you have become! My mom used to say, "I am woman, hear me roar"!
We are always here for you!
Post Edited (Cornell) : 10/10/2014 9:36:00 PM (GMT-6)