|**Almost everyone here talks about lost loved ones, but my story is different.**
Linda, even though I grieve for my mother daily, we did not have a perfect relationship for long time. She drank heavily for so many years and said so many hurtful things to me. We parted company for 12 years but then we made up due to circumstances at the time. Another long story I won't get into here. Some people only feel good when they're tearing other people down and that guy really did a number on you and what a shame. I feel sorry for people that rip others apart because they feel so insecure about themselves. We learn to forgive but we don't forget. I must say you sound like a strong lady and I admire you for that.
One day, on the other side, none of this will matter. Day by day living, it's all we can do and hope in the process we don't cause any hurt to others. I know I come off sounding stupid but that's how I try and look at things.
I do hope you have someone in your life now that treats with respect. You deserve happiness and joy in your life now!