Thank you so much for your support and for sharing a bit about your own journey, Jenny. It’s a process, for sure. It took me about 10 years after that relationship began before I started to entertain the possibility that I truly was deserving of good things in my life…. and another few years out from that in order to really feel it and stand by it. But I still periodically notice small insecurities that stem all the way back to that teenage relationship, and it makes me sad that something so undeserved could have corroded my self-worth in such a lasting way. On the whole, though, I mostly look back with gratitude for having overcome, and for the fact that the experience made me more socially conscious, empathic, and compassionate. As the Rumi quote goes, “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” Sending you much love!