Recently I’ve started regular counseling at school (why not? I’m paying through the rear, might as well make the most of their facilities).
I’m so glad I did.
Through two sessions so far, I have been validated on things I knew were there but thought they weren’t huge or shown things I never knew existed but do. I’ve learned that I’ve been emotionally abused by my mom for as long as I can remember. I learned how to deal with this, where it comes from, how it has shaped me. I’ve learned to recognize things with my mom and myself. I’ve learned so much and have never felt so relieved.
Just being validated on my abuse, knowing that I’m not just whistling Dixie and complaining about things that don’t really exist, having someone say “yes, your problems are important and should be addressed”… its the best feeling in the world. I have never felt more in tune with myself before. I’m not just learning coping from these sessions; I’m healing.
This was my first big decision as an adult without my parents and it has been the best decision ever in my life.