I got rid of them, finally. I let go. I didn't think I had it in me to let go, but I did. And now all that weight is off my shoulders and it feels great. I'm happier than I've ever been, and I'm so glad they're gone. I wish I had found that strength earlier, but at least I found it. I am truly happy, for the first time in a long while. I'm not controlled by anyone, hurt by anyone. I refuse to take any more crap and I can say I'm proud of myself now.