Wow. I feel so honored that you chose to share that story with me. I couldn’t sleep so I’m up at 324am and really want to respond now, but I want to comment on your experiences, and also share some of mine and that is going to take me a while. If I start now, I’ll be going to work on zero sleep. My kids are with their dad this weekend (stuff like that…) though, so I promise tomorrow after work I will sit down and address your mad superhero survival skills.
and also the stigma, and the shame. And if there were substances involved, the judgment and the loss of credibility and the blame ugh.
He took my kids, too. I get that.