I grew up in an extremely abusive household and saw a lot of truly terrible things. As a result I struggled for years coming to terms with certain people in my life who caused the pain or who in some way allowed it to continue.
These are big issues; that is big work. That work is the reason we are all here.
Everybody has a story to tell. Everybody has endured things they did not want to endure, and suffered when they should not have. My pain is no different than anyone else’s; pain is pain, and all things are relative according to the person experiencing them. What perhaps makes me different is that I have done the work to come to terms with those who delivered my pain, and have learned to see them in a new light. Doing this allowed me to move through the pain and into the lesson, then through the lesson to the other side: freedom.