Thank you, I’ve found that embracing the past and working through it really helps me to understand why I react in certain situations and how I can become a better person, both in being happier and more kind. It can be painful but it is worth it in the long run.
I’ve thought a lot about why he treated me the way he did and it occurred to me that children who are misbehaving are hurting in some way. I don’t understand why adults don’t try to help or choose not to see the pain. I forgive him as a child, however I do not forgive behavior like this in adults.