If you expect to be beaten (not necessarily physically), 

or shamed or demeaned because at some point in your development that was the only form of attention you were receiving from the ones who you assumed should love you or had told you . . . proclaimed to you many times how much they ‘loved’ you . . . as they behaved in ways that would never be so associated with the word . . . but it’s the only ‘love’ you’ve ever known . . .

or grew up with . . . . . . or thought was possible . . .

                           . . . or felt that you were worth . . . . . . or deserved . . .

I am so sorry for those experiences. 

Full stop.

perhaps we might talk about this?

whenever you’re ready.

You’re not alone. You’re not the only one . . . or the worst . . .

I’m amazed you’ve made it to reading this. Really.

You’re amazing.

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