I explained my story in another group "I Don't Love my Mother," so you can read about it there. I feel I would be a different person today if I had not been abused. I envy people who had normal childhoods. Parents that were together, no abuse, even if things weren't perfect at least it was better than what I had. I know some had it harder than what I had. My kids have it better and that means everything to me. Maybe that is why my mother treats me like she does. She knows I picked a better husband and father than she did. Child abuse needs to end!!!!